Edward enjoyed hobby trains, sprint cars, and vintage airplanes. He played trombone in high school for the Mickey Kull Orchestra.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of Gresham; children, Robin (Jim) Campbell of Cortland, NE, Tami Paysen and special friend Rick Heiden of York, Melissa (Bill) Grote of Shickley, NE. Step-children include Cinda (Wayne) Branagh of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Alan (Abby) Timperley of Sylvania, OH. He is also survived by his grandchildren Christopher Campbell of Lincoln, Michael (Ashley) Campbell of Cortland, NE, Katy Campbell of Lincoln, Brittany Schmidt and Phillip Sulu of Kearney, Alexandra (Britton) Hulme of Omaha, Megan Grote, Jackson Grote, and Tyler Grote all of Shickley, Angus Branagh, Emily Branagh, and Colin Branagh all of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Gracie and Apolo Timperley of Sylvania, OH. Great-Grandchildren Bellamy Campbell and Kyree Baumgartner.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Patricia, grandsons Brandon and Dillon Grote, and Max Timperley, aunts and uncles.
Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 am, Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Gresham Presbyterian Church with the Reverend John Nellessen officiating. Private family inurnment at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation as it was Edward’s wishes to be cremated; however, his family will greet friends from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Wednesday evening at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.metzmortuary.com. Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements.