Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Edison Lee Wreede, 81, Celina, died May 7, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Van Wert County, to Roy Henry and Helen Mae Ladd Wreede. On June 21, 1953, he married Nancy J. Knierim, who survives.
Other survivors include four children, Stephen (Rose) Wreede, Mansfield, Paul (Lori) Wreede, Minnesota, Jonathan (Christy) Wreede, Anna, and Susanna (John) Hines, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara (Curtis) Copeland, Wapakoneta; and a brother, William (Pamela) Wreede, Rushylvania.
A graduate of Waynesfield High School, he was owner of Holtkamp Implement and EZ Hutch, both of Kettlersville. He designed the first molded plastic calf hutch and other animal shelters in the industry. From 1960 to 1970, he was a salesman at McCune and Company.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, and served as usher, reader and communion assistant. He was superintendent of the Sunday school and W.O.W. program. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge 205 and Aladdin Temple of Columbus.
For many years, he was a kind and loving caregiver to his wife.
A memorial service is 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church, the Rev. Jeff Gramza officiating.
Calling is one hour prior to the service. Private burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire.
Arrangements are being handled by Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.
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