Betty J. Egan

Died July 24, 2017


Betty J. Egan, 85, of South Branch passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at home. She lived in South Branch for the past 25-plus years, formerly of Saginaw.

Betty was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Mobridge, S.D., and moved to Michigan at a young age.

She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7435 in Hale. Betty loved to cook and was always available to lend a hand for a wedding, anniversary or birthday party. She was involved in Scouting and was a Scout leader for 20 years.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Frank “Bill” Egan of South Branch, whom she married Feb. 21, 1953; son, James Egan of South Branch; sisters, Elsie Karl and Lydia Jones; and brother, Art Schaffer.

Survivors include children, Dick (Cheryl) Egan and Bo (Chris) Egan, both of Rose City, and Tom (Cyndi) Egan of West Branch; grandchildren, David, Ashley, Jason, Miranda, Alissa, Rebecca, Christopher and Kim; great-grandchildren, Ella, Ashlynne and Logan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in Rose City will begin Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 4-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home Friday, July 28, at noon with visitation starting at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in South Branch.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be shared at


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