|Ed, Dan and Katie (my son Tim took the picture)|
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you this afternoon. My husband, Dan, lost his loving father, Ed, last night. It was sudden, though there had been health concerns over the past year. Ed was the best dad a boy could ask for and he raised up a son who has decided to try to outdo him. I cannot tell you how very glad I am that we enjoyed our part of Ed's 82 years of full life.
Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pat, and their seven children. We will grieve, but not as those without hope. Instead, we will grieve as those who know Ed is now enjoying his rest with Jesus in heaven. We grieve nonetheless.