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Degnan, Edward V. DDS 1922-2011


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 10/27/2019 at 21:35:02

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Monday, January 17, 2011

Edward V. Degnan, 88, of Luther Manor, formerly of 1850 Ellis St., died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Luther Manor. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at St. Patrick's Church, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Guttenberg, Iowa. Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2659 Kennedy Road, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born in Guttenberg, son of John J. and Anna J. (Nigg) Degnan. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Loras College and his DDS degree from St. Louis University, College of Dentistry in 1946. While at St. Louis University he was awarded membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a scholastic honorary society. He held numerous positions in the Dubuque County, Dubuque District and the Iowa Dental Association, of which he was elected president in 1981. He also was active in the Iowa, Midwestern and American Association of Orthodontists. He was a member of Delta Sigma Dental, dental fraternity, the International College of Dentists and also a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Ed enjoyed researching the various methods of orthodontic treatment, and as a result, is a holder of two patents related to orthodontics. Ed served his country in the Army ASTP program and with the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institute of Health, in Washington D.C. For recreation, skiing the mountain slopes of Colorado was a special interest of his, and he enjoyed many winter trips with family members and friends.

Surviving are four siblings, a brother, I.J. "Irish" Degnan, of Guttenberg, a sister, Mercedes Jane Schappler, of Nashua, N.H., Dr. Donald A. Degnan, of Dubuque, and Marion Jacobs, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews who enjoyed his special kindness, particular interests, and good sense of humor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, L. Jack; and a sister, Annette.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to St. Patrick's Church or the charity of your choice. The Degnan family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. William Manzel, the nurses and staff of Mercy Medical Center, Luther Manor and to Hospice of Dubuque for their care and support.


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