Dan L. Eilers '54


Dan L. Eilers of North Chatham, Mass., and formerly of Edwardsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Liberty Commons after a long illness.

He was the husband of Floy Rowland Eilers for 51 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Dana D. Eilers of Chatham and Franca (Frankie) Eilers of St. Louis.

Mr. Eilers was born in Madison County, the son of the late Wilfred C. and Theresa Eilers. He graduated from Edwardsville High School in 1950 and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1954 (Commerce) where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and several honoraries.

He served as an officer of the United States Army (ASA) during the Korean War. He was the owner of the Eilers Agency in Edwardsville as a Realtor and Appraiser for over 40 years. He served as the Edwardsville Assessor, President of the Greater Gateway Ass ociation of Realtors, and President of the Associatio n of Independent Fee Appraisers. He was a member of the Board of Dir e ctors of the YMCA, the Sunset Hills Country Club, the Edwardsvi lle and Chatham VFW, and the Coll i e Club of America. He was a great outdoorsman, an avid golfer, t e nnis player, hunter, fisherman, dog fancier and NFL fan.

Memorials can be sent to the Chatham Conser v ation Foundation, 104 Crowell Road, Chatham, M A 02633. < P>At his request, a celebration of his life will be conducted later this year.