Dutch Eggert has died

Dateline: Wed 02 Apr 2008

"Dutch" Eggert was one of all-time memorable slot men at the Indianapolis Star. He was laid-back and kind-hearted, and he enjoyed a long retirement after leaving the paper in 1987.

Thanks to the reader who passed this obituary on.

"William C. "Dutch" Eggert, 89, former sports writer and copy desk chief at the Indianapolis Star, passed away March 30, 2008 in Indianapolis. He was a sports writer and editor at the Indianapolis Times, before joining the Star sports department in 1955. He was one of the early founders of the Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasting Association. He was a 1942 graduate of Butler University and an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of American Legion Speedway Post 500, a life member of Speedway Old-Timers Club, and the Indianapolis Hardscrabble Press Club. He retired from Indianapolis Star in 1987. He began his

newspaper career as a correspondent for the Indianapolis Times, covering Manual High School athletic events. Survivors include: wife Betty (Wendling) Eggert; sons, Kyle (Tambla), Kim (Linda), Kris (Donna); daughter, Kelly (Vince) Delaney and 10 grandchildren."

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