Edward L. Linder, 89, of Decatur, IN, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Ft. Wayne. He was born on June 27, 1929, in Monroeville, IN, the son of the late William C. and Pernetta J. (Smith) Linder. On December 2, 1950, he married Rita Ann Loshe and after 64 years together, she preceded him in death on April 19, 2015.
He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. At St. Mary's Ed served as a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and also taught Religious Education for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. J.J. Seimetz Council 864 and its 4th Degree Assembly 257.
Ed worked as a Production Technician for Corning Glass. He also worked at Adams Memorial Hospital. Ed served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by 2 sons, Kenneth G. Linder of Warren and James G. (Laura Kukelhan) Linder of Decatur; 2 daughters, Nancy M. (James) Feasel of Decatur and Rebecca A. (Jeremy) Jackson of Ft. Wayne; a brother, Carl Linder of Ft. Wayne; 10 grandchildren, Matthew Linder, Jennifer Hoy, Cynthia Post, Kelly Jackson, Alex Jackson, Allie Dillion, Ben Linder, Michael Linder, Jocelyn Linder and Emily Linder, 8 great grandchildren, Lexi Linder, Lucas Linder, Xander Post, Willow Post, Nolan Hoy, Ryatt Post, Sophie and Annie Linder.
Ed was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Linder and 2 sisters, Mary Grimmer and Madonna Weber and a brother, Cyril Linder.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home; with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m. K of C 4th Degree Honor Guard will post from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with calling from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Parish Hall. Father David Ruppert will be officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home- Ft. Wayne.