Edmund Joseph Walsh

July 02, 1926 ‒ November 16, 2011

Worthington, Ohio

Edmund Joseph Walsh of Worthington, OH. and formerly of Marion, OH. entered Eternal Life in Christ on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Manor Care in Westerville. Born in Early, Iowa, on July 2, 1926, he passed away after a lengthy struggle with respiratory difficulty and heart failure.

His childhood years were spent on a farm in Iowa until he left to serve in the Army Air Force in 1944. After working in a variety of fields and for several major corporations, from the 1960’s through the 80’s, Mr. Walsh was one of the first successful management consultants for the farm and power equipment industry in the United States. Over the years he published hundreds of articles in professional journals, and was a much sought after speaker for industry conventions.

Mr. Walsh was preceded in death by his first wife Dolores (1986), his sons Joseph (1948) and Thomas (1991) and his grandson Edmund Joseph Walsh II (1990).

He is survived by his wife, Jayne, of Worthington, OH, his children David of Fishersville, VA, Suzanne Kopf of Westerville, OH, Steven of Edison, OH, Kevin, of Galveston, TX, Keith of Centerville, OH, Kirk of Kennesaw, OH, Timothy of Las Vegas, NV, and Michelle Morman of Springfield, OH. He is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

The wake and rosary for Mr. Walsh, who was a lifelong dedicated Catholic, will be held at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., in Worthington from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2011, with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass celebrated in the Tridentine extraordinary rite will take place at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, 584 W. Broad St., Columbus, on Saturday, November 19, 2011, with burial to follow in Glendale-Union Cemetery, Cardington, Ohio.

In lieu of offerings or other donations, Mr. Walsh requested his family and friends to arrange for Masses for the repose of his soul. Arrangements are being handled thru Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, Marion, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gunderhallandfolk.com.

  • We were just kids when we started our tractor dealership in 1967. We learned much from Ed ‘s sessions and columns. He was the master !! We still use his advice today in many of the systems and methods of our business . Ed and you all are in our prayers .

  • To Kevin and Keith, whom I knew when they were with the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, and your mother and brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, I offer my condolences and my prayers for the repose of Edmund Joseph’s soul, and the consolation of each of you. May Our Blessed Mother receive his soul and carry it to heaven, and may She cover you with her mantle.

  • Kevin and Keith,

    You and the whole family are in my prayers. I’ll remember you all and especially your father in my Mass and rosary.

  • My prayers are with the Walsh family and friends. As president of OMEDA, I had the opportunity to know Ed. I always looked foward to his articles in our monthly newsletter. In fact I still have one of his books that he sold through the dealers association. I will always remember Ed for the wondcerfull person, with his straight – foward comments, that gave him the recognition within his profession.

  • THinking of all of you at this sad time. Wish I could write or visit with each and every one of you but alas, have no addresses but know you have my sympathy. Have lots of memories.
    My thoughts and prayers.