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Eggerichs, Col. James (Jim) M.


Col. James (Jim) M. Eggerichs, age 84, passed away January 4, 2021 in Dallas, Texas.  Jim had been fighting Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and succumbed to Covid. 

Jim is survived by his wife, Patricia (Patsy), three children: Susan Levy, Beth Eggerichs, and Jim Eggerichs.  He also leaves behind a son in law, David Levy and two grandchildren, Allison and Sarah Levy. He is survived by four siblings, Gary and Bob Eggerichs, Randy Eggerichs and Janet Gaa.

Jim enjoyed a long career as an Army Officer.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam Warearned eleven medals and attended War College.  After his army retirement he settled in Dallas, Texas and worked for MCI telecommunications.  He was an avid sportsman who played football for his alma mater, University of Illinois, and remained active in returning for reunions at the University and with his Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers.  He was a handball player, cyclist and a scuba diver that completed over 100 dives.

Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He met his wife Patsy at church camp at the age of 14 and was happily married for 61 years.  Jim had strength and determination that went beyond the physical, to those closest to him it seemed like he could do and fix anything he set his mind to. He was fiercely loyal to his family and friends and loved them beyond comparison. He made the world a better place.

Services will be held at 11:00 am (CST) Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.  To livestream please use the following link  Jim will eventually reside in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Please leave the family condolences and share memories on this website. 


    Dan Damon
    13 Oct 2022

    Patsy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. Back in high school days in Peoria my grandmother, who lived with us, never let me leave the house without quoting from John 3-16. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that who-so-ever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. That gives me strength, when I loose friends and family. Love, Dan

    Gretchen and Tim Feemster
    13 Oct 2022

    Jim was a wonderful friend for over thirty-two years. Words cannot express how much we will miss him. We send our our love, sympathy and prayers to his family.

    Kat White
    13 Oct 2022

    Our love and support go out to the entire family. Jim was a wonderful man and great friend to my parents. He will be greatly missed.

    Susan Raia
    13 Oct 2022

    Tom and I send our sincere sympathy to Patsy and the entire family. We remember Jim fondly through the years with all the times in Lake Geneva and Florida with my parents and later just my mother plus when I lived in Dallas for a short time. Always the gentleman, always determined in whatever he was doing and always someone true to his word. Peace and comfort in your sorrow. Susan

    John Rowe
    13 Oct 2022

    Patsy, Always looked forward to visiting with you and Jim at the WHS reunions. How quickly a well lived life goes by.

    13 Oct 2022

    I will always hold the fondest of memories for Jim. He was a caring man who spent several years giving his time to 2 of my 1st grade students who needed extra tutoring, a father figure and role model. He really made a difference in their lives. My sympathy goes out to his family. He will truly be missed!

    Rebecca Christoff
    13 Oct 2022

    Jim was one of my favorite people who I worked with at MCI. He made me laugh, mentored me and was an overall great friend. My deepest sympathies to the family.

    Thomas J Dennis
    13 Oct 2022


    Just found out about Jim’s passing, and wish to convey our sincere condolences. Betty and I remember fondly our “Honeymoon” experiences in ROK when I served in the 41st Sig. Bn. and Betty was in 1st Sig. Bde; many of those memories include my discussions with “the Cdr” and of course with you both at the Hail and Farewell get-to-togethers. He gave me the opportunity to command the 552nd and later moved me to take the 362nd. It was an honor to serve under his command and learn from his steady leadership, aspects that impacted the rest of my military career, and life in general. May God show mercy and comfort to you and your family through your many memories.

    Tom and Betty Dennis

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Tha you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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