Walter "Walt" John Eggert

August 13, 1940 ~ January 30, 2020 (age 79)


Walt Eggert passed away suddenly January 30, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham. Walt was the third born to Orrin and Deloris Eggert (deceased) on August 13, 1940 at Whatcom County Hospital Bellingham.

Walt’s mother always called her kids ‘The Magnificent Seven.  There was Marv (deceased), Gladsy, Walt, Carol, James (Jim), Naomi and Maida Rae.  Walt grew up on the southside of Bellingham.

Walt married Nancy in 1961.  They had five children: Tanya, Guy, Sue, Walter Jr. and Vance. 

Walt was a hard worker in the labour industry.  In his late 40s he became a dry-alcoholic and turned his life around by becoming an avid horseman, hunter and fisherman.

In 1989 he married Ruth until her death.  Ruth brought to the marriage Walt’s stepson Nathan.

Walt married Janet in 1998.  Janet brought to the marriage Walt’s two stepson’s Clayton and Daryl.  Walt and Janet moved to Idaho where they lived for twelve years and both rode horses, fished and hunted. 

Walt’s thirteen grandchildren, thirteen greatgrandchildren and his numerous nieces and nephews brought him many years of joy.

In 2010 Walt and Janet moved to Lynden where Walt enjoyed his Seahawks and retirement until his passing.

There will be a graveside service held at Greenacre’s March 13, 2020 at 2pm.  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bellingham Legion, Post 7, following the service.

Donations to Saint Jude’s in lieu of flowers.



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Graveside Service
March 13, 2020

2:00 PM
Greenacres Cemetery
5700 Northwest Drive
Ferndale, Washington 98248

Celebration of Life
March 13, 2020

3:00 PM
Bellingham Legion Post #7
1688 W Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA 98226


St. Jude Children's Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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