CMDCM Ron Eggert (RET), 58, passed away peacefully March 28, 2021 at home surrounded by his devoted family. Ron enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a wonderful, funny, and loving man. As his closest friend, Scott, put it best: he was an adoring husband to his wife, Alice; he was a great father to his children, Brittany…read more
CMDCM Ron Eggert (RET), 58, passed away peacefully March 28, 2021 at home surrounded by his devoted family. Ron enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a wonderful, funny, and loving man. As his closest friend, Scott, put it best: he was an adoring husband to his wife, Alice; he was a great father to his children, Brittany and Dakota, whom he loved very much; he was a true brother to hundreds of his fellow Chiefs who all mourn his passing; he was a Shipmate to thousands of Sailors whom he mentored and guided in an unbelievable Naval career spanning three decades; and he will be missed.
Ron Eggert was born in St. Paul, MN on August 2, 1962 and grew up in Roseville, MN. Ron was the third child of Walter and Donell Eggert. Ron was preceded in death by his mother, Donell Eggert. He is survived by his wife, Alice, his daughter, Brittany (Mason) Williams and his son, Dakota. He is also survived by his father, Walter Eggert, sister, Katharine Cullen, two brothers, Ken (Leanne) Eggert and Roger (Kathryn) Eggert, and his nieces and nephews: Jaime, Lee, Nathan, Angelina, Christopher, Gianna, Cassia, and Preston.
Aside from his family, Ron’s greatest pride was his service in the U.S. Navy. Master Chief Eggert enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1985. He completed Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, and AE “A” school at NATTC Millington, Tennessee. His early duty assignments included Fleet Logistics Support Squadron SIX ONE (VR-61), Patrol Squadron SIX SEVEN (VP-67), Fighter Squadron THREE ZERO TWO (VF-302), and Fighter/Attack Squadron TWO ZERO THREE (VFA-203). His tour at VFA-203 was highlighted by CQ periods onboard USS KENNEDY (CV-67), USS STENNIS (CVN-74), USS EISENHOWER (CVN-69), and advancement to CPO in September 1997. Assignments to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron FIVE THREE (VR-53), Electronic Attack Squadron TWO ZERO NINE (VAQ-209), and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron ONE (VR-1) followed. He was selected to the Command Master Chief program in February 2006 and reported back to VAQ-209 as Command Master Chief in May 2007 where he served until June 2009. During his tour the squadron completed two combat deployments to Bagram AB, Afghanistan. In June 2009 he transferred to NAS Fort Worth JRB to serve as the Command Master Chief of Fleet Logistics Support Wing. Following a successful tour at CFLSW, he reported in October of 2012 to the station for duty as the Installation Command Master Chief where he served until his retirement in November of 2015. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various other personal, unit and service awards.
A memorial service will be held at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury, Texas at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 8, 2021. To accommodate family and friends across the U.S. and to comply with COVID guidelines, the service will also be livestreamed
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Per Ron’s wishes, a private memorial service will be held at a later date at his home in WV where his ashes will rest.
If you knew Ron you knew that he loved animals, especially his two dogs, Harley and Daisy. In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in Ron’s memory to Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, www.homewardtrails.org or Dog Ranch Rescue, www.dogranchrescue.com
Anyone who wishes to leave a condolence, or share a memory, may do so at www.wileyfuneralhome.com.
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