Edward P. Eder
April 05, 1924 ‒ May 26, 2007
MANSFIELD: Edward P. Eder, 83, of Westview Boulevard, Mansfield, died Saturday morning May 26, 2007 in Lexington Court Care Center.
Having fought the good fight, finished his race, kept the faith, Edward’s crown of righteousness is no longer faith, but sight, as the Lord, the righteous judge has promised. (II Tim. 4)
He was born April 5, 1924 in Mansfield to John and Margaret (Zeeb) Eder, and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1942.
During WWII, he served from March of 1943 until April of 1946 with the U.S. Navy as Aviation Radioman First Class in the South Pacific.
He was awarded both the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Purple Heart. Following the war, he completed technical training in the then burgeoning trade of television service.
On August 16, 1952 Edward married Rebecca Addie Warnock Eder in Mansfield.
A lifelong area resident, he retired as service repairman from Montgomery Wards.
An avid gardener, Edward was a member of Mansfield Men’s Garden Club. He spent countless hours during the spring and summer months tending to his flower and vegetable gardens.
He was a former member of Little Flock Fellowship, where he served the congregation for years as church secretary, and more recently was attending Berean Baptist Church.
Edward enjoyed reading, especially his Bible, which he looked to everyday for enrichment from the teachings of Christ.
He valued time with his family spent at family gatherings or on camping trips. He found great pleasure in his grandchildren and their activities.
Thought to have a wonderful sense of humor, Edward always had a great joke to share.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years Addie Eder; sons and daughters-in-law Michael & Charlene Eder, John Eder all of Mansfield, and Phillip & Cheryl Eder of Harvest, Alabama; six grandchildren Nicholas Eder, Christopher Eder, Leah Eder, Samantha “Sammie” Eder, Bethany Eder, and Monica Eder; sisters and a brother-in-law Anne Kolibab of Cleveland, Martha & Frank Mercer and Elizabeth Morton all of Albuquerque, NM; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 29, 2007 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 am. Pastor Craig Hamm will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will hold graveside military honors.
Memorial contributions to Campus Crusade for Christ to benefit Paul & Sharon Scroggins may be made at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made to the family online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com