Todd Daniel Eagen, 54, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, June 4.
Eagen was born January 18, 1968, in Harlan, Iowa, son of Lana and Terry Eagen. He grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa, moving to Oskaloosa, Iowa where he graduated from Oskaloosa High school in 1986. Following graduation, Todd attended the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), where he played football, becoming co-captain and MVP his senior year in 1991. Following his playing days, Eagen followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a graduate assistant, then assistant and defensive line coach for the UNI football program. While coaching, Eagen also earned his master’s degree in physical education and kinesiology.
After coaching at UNI for 12 years, he went on to work in pharmaceutical sales for seven years before joining Van G. Miller and Associates first as vice president and then president of OPGA (Orthotics and Prosthetics Group of America). During his time at VGM, Eagen served on several national boards, most notably NAAOP (National Association for Advancement of Orthotics and Prosthetics) where he was a member of the board, executive committee member, and secretary/treasurer. He also served as a board member of Tate’s Army foundation. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, grilling, watching the birds he fed off the backyard deck. He was also an avid golfer.
Eagen is survived by his two daughters, Allison and Caroline, and their mother, Valerie Eagen. He is also survived by his two siblings, Lisa (Amy) Eagen of Atlanta, Georgia, and K.C. (Beth) Eagen of Denver, and their two children, Miles and Norah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Terry and Lana Eagen; an infant brother, Michael Lewis Eagen.