Agnes (Aggie) Terese Dal Pra Eggert, 93, died a holy and peaceful death at home in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 14, 2021. She was born on May 29, 1927 in Rockford, Illinois to Italian immigrants, Dominic and Clorinda Dal Pra. She attended St. Anthony School and Bishop Muldoon (all-girls) Catholic High School. Aggie was accepted to Xavier College/ Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, IL and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1950. She met her husband, Dalton on a blind date on the shores of Lake Michigan. They were married on May 26, 1951, one month after Dalton was received into the Catholic Church.

The newlyweds moved to Camp Gordon, GA following Dalton’s recall to Active Duty during the Korean Conflict.  Aggie was an Army wife for 27 years, accompanying her husband on 11 subsequent assignments including: Presidio of Monterey, CA; Fort Huachuca, AZ; Fontainebleau, France; Stuttgart and Heidelberg, Germany; Izmir, Turkey; and Fort Devens, MA. She adroitly supported his 2 unaccompanied tours to Indochina and South Korea. Upon Dalton’s retirement from the military, Aggie returned to Nursing at the University of Arizona Medical School as a high risk Labor and Delivery nurse for 17 years, then Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, FL, for five years.

Aggie and Dalt were devoted parents to 4 children, ensuring that they were surrounded by love, Faith, great educations and travels.  Aggie volunteered numerous hours to the Catholic Military Communities; Scouting organizations (Cub, Boy and Girl); kids sports from kindergarten thru high school; Officers Wives’ Club activities; American Red Cross Nursing activities, and several Bridge clubs, to name a few.  She is the mother of three Eagle Scouts and the grandmother of four.  Three of her children served in the military and four grandchildren are currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Aggie was devoted to her Catholic Faith, her country, her loving husband, her four children and eleven grandchildren.  She was an enthusiastic animal lover, superb Italian cook, avid swimmer (she swam until the age of 92), gracious hostess, accomplished Bridge player, and was linguistically skilled in Italian, French and Spanish.  Aggie also enjoyed traveling, a nice glass of scotch, a good book, fresh flowers, a warm fireplace and her daily Rosary.  Aggie has friends from all walks of life as she was enthusiastically charitable to all those she met.

She is survived by her sister, Pia Gardner, of Rancho Mirage, CA; her four children: Steven Eggert (Karen) of Campbellsville, KY; Anita McCowen (Kris) of Colorado Springs; David Eggert of Colorado Springs; and Jon Eggert (Veronica) of Pueblo, CO, as well as her daughter-in-law, Hyun Suk Oh Lee.  Her grandchildren: Nathanael, Zachary, and 2LT Kristopher Eggert, US Army; CPL James McCowen, USMC and 2LT Mary McCowen, US Army; 2LT Erika Eggert, US Space Force; Olivia, Mike and LTJG JohnPaul Eggert, US Navy; and her beloved cat, Buffa of 21 years.  She is preceded in death by her husband Dalton, of 63 years; her older brother, Virginio Dal Pra; her younger sister, Remigia Coppotelli; and her granddaughters, Joy Ada and Victoria Anne Eggert.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Aggie on Friday, May 28th at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 626 Aspen Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, followed by a luncheon reception in the Church Hall.

Mass will be preceded by the Holy Rosary at 10:30 am.

She will be buried at noon alongside her husband Dalton, on Saturday, May 29th, 2021 (what would have been her 94th birthday) at Pikes Peak National Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO.

Memorial contributions in Aggie’s memory may be made to the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, 450 Venard Road, South Abington Township, PA 18411 or online at:

Special thanks to UC Memorial Central Hospital Emergency, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology, Rehab, Oncology, and Penrose-St. Francis Cardiology Departments.

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  1. I remember as a young college student and ROTC cadet with Steve and Anita, attending a Christmas party at the Eggert home in Tucson, in the late ’70s. I was talking to fellow classmates when suddenly I felt hands upon my shoulders. I spun around and Mrs. Eggert planted a kiss upon my cheek. Agnes smiled and with her right index finger she pointed up without saying a word. I turned my gaze upward and discovered there was a mistletoe above my head. I turned back to Agnes who continued to smile and just walk away. I was bewildered and extremely impressed by this magnificent, magnanimous woman. GOD BLESS YOU, Agnes Eggert and may your eternal rest with your beloved husband, Dalton, be forever enshrined.
    With Love and Remembrance,

  2. What a wonderful tribute to my Zia Aggie. She will be missed. I will remember her fondly. She is now with my Dad, her siblings, parents, family and friends. Love and hugs to all. xoxo Suzy

  3. Mrs. Eggert was the best. Her legacy is that she is an example of her ability to make everyone feel important and valued. I always felt welcomed in her home. She was a blessing to all who knew her.

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