Edward F. Loehmer
Edward F. Loehmer, 92, of Winamac, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac.
Ed was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Chicago Heights, Illinois, to the late Mathias A. and Rose M. (Schutz) Loehmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On March 31, 1951, Ed married Beverly Ledford. She passed away Jan. 27, 2018. Ed and Bev were retired dairy farmers in Winamac and received multiple awards for their herd production. He was a member of Farm Bureau, Dairy Commodity Committee and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.
Ed had a strong work ethic and good sense of humor. He loved his family very much. Ed especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his sons: James [Brenda] Loehmer of Pulaski, and David [Ronda] Loehmer of Winamac; daughters: JoEllen [Gary] Burton of Logansport, and Margaret [Robert] Gurley of Hebron; grandchildren: Jeremiah Loehmer, Jamie [Nick] Dittemore, Ashley Loehmer, April [Jared] Simmermaker, Amy Parish, Abbey [Gregg] Eskridge, Sara [Eric] Marxmiller, Travis [Ashley] Seidel, Amber [Taylor Simpson] Seidel, Alex [Rachel] Burton, Chad [Katie] Burton and Scott [Caitlin] Thornburton; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Laverne Reutebuch of Indianapolis; brother Ronald [Judy] Loehmer of Winamac; sister-in-law Marie Loehmer of Virginia Beach; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Mathias A. and Rose M. (Schutz) Loehmer; wife Beverly (Ledford) Loehmer; brothers: Howard [Edna] Loehmer and Matthew Loehmer; infant brother Lawrence Loehmer; and sister Dolores [Dick] O’Conner [Ike] Haselby.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. A scriptural wake service was held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac. Rev. Jeffery Martin officiated. Burial took place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac. The VFW and American Legion conducted military graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski Health Care Center Activity Fund.
Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com.
(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 23, 2019)