January 18, 2022

Mike Eagan


Mike Eagan, 73, of Creston, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Greater Regional Health in Creston, surrounded by loved ones. A Celebration of Life service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Mary O’Riley will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. before the service.

The service will be livestreamed under events at www.powersfh.com.

Flag presentation will be given by the Theodore J. Martens Post No. 1797, Creston V.F.W.

Burial will be private. Memorials are to be established in Mike’s name. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com.

A luncheon/gathering to reminisce about all the good times with family and friends will be held at the Creston Eagles Lodge immediately following the service.

Michael Joseph Eagan, son of Harold L. Eagan and Katherine M. (Hamner) Eagan, was born Aug. 16, 1948, in Creston. He was educated in Creston schools and through life’s many experiences.

Mike began working at an early age, traveling the midwestern and eastern states constructing grain elevators and power plants with Westinghouse and other companies. In 1970, Mike began his military service in the U.S. Army, serving in combat in Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic and was honorably discharged in March of 1972.

After returning to Creston, he joined the Central Iowa Carpenters Union and worked locally as a skilled carpenter.

In 1973, Mike met Karen Walters and they soon formed a family to include Karen’s daughter, Tammy, and in 1979 they welcomed their son Richard Michael into the world. During this time together they also owned and operated the Back Door Lounge until 1985.

Mike went on to work with Max Smith Construction of Creston and Green Valley Chemical where a work-related injury forced Mike into early retirement.

When he was very young, Mike discovered his love of wheels; owning and wrenching on anything with a motor, with classic Chevy cars and Harley Davidson bikes being his favorite. If there was an old clunker parked anywhere in the countryside, he knew about it and dreamed of making it his and restoring it back to true glory; he had the skills to do it and did so many times! He loved sharing his mechanical passion with others and passed on his talent to his son and now grandson.

Mike was a member of the Creston Eagles Lodge, the Creston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1797 and the ABATE Motorcycle Club.

Survivors include his son, Rich Eagan (friend Jessica Westphal) of Creston; two grandchildren, Brock and Paisley Eagan; his mother, Katherine Young of Creston; his two sisters, Judy Clem of McAllen, Texas and Becky (Rick) Pettegrew of Creston; and many other extended family members.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Harold Eagan.