Karl Butler Eagar, 90 of Mesa, passed away, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at the Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest, Illinois while he and his wife were visiting their son and daughter-in-law. Karl was born March 3, 1928. He was the eleventh child of William Benjamin and Anna Alvira Butler Eagar.
Karl was a mischievous child and a rambunctious teenager who loved to irritate his older siblings and spend time with the nieces and nephews near his age. Upon graduation from Round Valley High School in Eagar, he enlisted in the Navy, serving as a submariner. Following the Navy, Karl was called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States Mission. Shortly after his mission, while a student at Brigham Young University, he met Bernetta Nelson at a Mutual dance. They were sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Karl and Bernetta were together for almost 65 years when Karl passed away. The couple wanted a family and were blessed with seven children. Family was always very important to Karl and he enjoyed spending time with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as extended family. After retirement Karl served a second mission with Bernetta in the Chicago North Mission. Karl was accepting of everyone and went out of his way to make each person he met feel special.
Karl is survived by his loving wife, Bernetta Nelson Eagar and their children William Dale Eagar, Kent and Kerry Eagar, Ross and Diana Eagar, Layne Reece, Beverly (Scott Eagar – deceased) and Evan Schlink, Joyce and Vincent Eagar-Lemons and Karene and Brent Rogers. He also leaves behind numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews too many to number.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5620 E. Adobe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85205. A viewing will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Burnham Mortuary, 535 North Main St., Eagar. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Eagar Cemetery.