54° F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy

Edwin 'Ed' Waldo Ewers

Published On: Jan 25 2013 03:20:19 PM CST

Edwin W. Ewers, age 80, of rural Richland Center, died at his residence on Thursday, January 24, 2013 following a struggle with leukemia. Ed was born in Richland County on June 4, 1932, the son of Alvin and Ada (Unbehaun) Ewers. He proudly served the United States in the Army infantry, and was a lifetime member of the VFW.

Ed was united in marriage with Arlene Flamme, and they farmed and raised their family together, celebrating 33 years until her death. He later married Marlys Anderson and they celebrated 27 years together in November 2012.

Ed was a country boy at heart. He loved and cared for the land continuously. Once he ‘retired’ from farming, he embarked on a 20 year business called ‘Ed’s Big Rolls’. This broadened his acquaintances and friendships even more, with contacts in at least 14 states. Community contacts and involvement were also acquired when he drove school bus and participated in the Ash Creek United Methodist Church activities. He also enjoyed being a member of the Backroad Express Riders, was named an Outstanding Young Farmer, and a member of the Richland Drifters Snowmobile Club. He and Marlys were fortunate to winter in Arizona for several years, and were members of the Family Motorcoach Association, Badger Chapter, where Ed was president for two years. His heart remained in Richland County and with his family.

Ed is survived by: his wife Marlys Ewers of rural Richland Center, children: Randal R. Ewers of Jacksonville, FL, Cheri Ewers of Richland Center, Steve (Trudy) Krans of Howe, IN, Susan (Alan) Leis of Sparta, WI, 10 grandchildren Nicholas (Shelly) Ewers, Nicholas (Chelsea) Shireman, Jessica (Andy) Hare, Kelli Leis, LeeAndra (Floyd) Bartow, Karen (Keith) Blakenship, Marcus Wynhoff, John Krans, AJ Leis, Branden Evans, 11 great grandchildren. His brother and sister: Owen (Elaine) Ewers, Rita Staum both of Richland Center, Sister in law: Marian Ewers of Prior Lake, Nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Ed was further preceded in death by his parents, his brother Charles Ewers, sister and brother in law: Avis (Maynard) Romness; and brother in law and sister in law: Robert Staum and Carol Ewers.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL. Pastors Ed Jones and Jamie Smedsrud will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by the Local Veterans Military Memorial Honors Unit. Friends may call at the PRATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM.

The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Marysville Pilchuck school shooting 4


    2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

    A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

  • Craig Spencer

    America's Ebola patients

    An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

  • Hot peppers


    Notable food recalls

    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC


    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink


    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.