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Edward William Edelbrock

April 4, 1926 ~ December 24, 2018 (age 92)

Son of Felix W. and Edwina (Borgerding) Edelbrock, Edward was born April 4, 1926 at St. Cloud, Minnesota. 

Edward attended Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, Minnesota and graduated from there in 1944.  He attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN for two years, then finished his college career in 1956 at St. Cloud , MN Teacher’s College (now known as St. Cloud, MN State University) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in teaching. 

Edward was drafted into the army in 1950 and served for 2 years. He spent several months in Japan during the Korean war.

Edward held several jobs during his working years, but the bulk of his career was spent working for the Federal Department of Fish and Wildlife (1957 to 1979) and then the U.S. Forest Service (1980 to 1983).  From 1966 until 1979, Ed worked as an Appraiser-Negotiator involved in the small wetland acquisition program in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Northeastern Montana.  Spanning the years of 1957 to 1983, he served at Devils Lake, ND; Huron, SD; Pierre, SD; Salt Lake City, UT; and Portland, OR. 

Edward enjoyed fishing and hunting, as well as reading and family history. He loved the covered bridges of Oregon and made a point to visit 50 of them.  He retired in 1983 and spent his last retirement years in Lake Oswego, OR.  Ed had Pioneer status at Mary’s Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lake Oswego, OR.  He donated a bench in honor of his parents, Felix and Edwina Edelbrock, which stands on the Mary’s Woods property.

Edward passed away December 24, 2018, at Lake Oswego, OR.  He was 92 years of age.  He is survived by a beloved friend, Carmen Rowe, his brother Paul (Kathy) Edelbrock, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Felix W. and Edwina (Borgerding) Edelbrock, a brother Wallace Edelbrock, a brother Thomas Edelbrock, and a sister Phyllis (Edelbrock) Prem.

Services are being held at Holy Names Chapel at Mary’s Woods in Lake Oswego, OR at 11 a.m. on December 28, 2018.  Father Richard Berg officiated. Arrangements were with the Riverview Abbey Funeral Home in Portland, OR with burial at St. Anthony Cemetery in Tigard, OR. Memorials may be made to Holy Names Chapel at Mary’s Woods, 17400 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

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