WaPo Reporter Loses Father

WaPo Staff Writer Dan Eggen’s father, Kenneth Eggen, died yesterday of cancer. A memo went out to all staff today announcing the news and the funeral arrangements. We’re told memos of this nature are not unusual at WaPo.

Our condolences to Eggen.

See the memo…

I am sorry to report that Dan Eggen’s father died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Kenneth Eggen was 74, a retired hospital chaplain and
an ordained Lutheran minister. Funeral services will be Saturday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in West Salem, Wis. Arrangements are through Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, also in West Salem. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of your choice in Kenneth Eggen’s memory.