Edward Loetscher, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Sibley Nursing and Rehab in Sibley.
Funeral Services will be Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley. Rev. Luke Schouten, officiating. Burial to follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, Iowa. Visitation will be Saturday, March 22 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.
Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com
The Andringa Funeral Home of Sibley in charge of arrangements for Edward Loetscher.
Edward Anno Loetscher was born on September 7, 1931 in Sibley, Iowa. He was the son of Alfred and Matilda (Prins) Loetscher. He lived his youth in Sibley where he attended a country school.
He was united in marriage to Charnell Reverts of Little Rock, Iowa on December 12, 1951. They lived in Sibley where Ed drove a livestock tractor trailer and hauled canned milk. He was later employed by A.M.P.I. hauling cheese, retiring at the age of 65. Charnell passed away on June 30, 2010.
Ed liked to help his kids with 4-H and fairground activities. He enjoyed teaching his boys how to hunt and fish and was involved in following their activities. His grandchildren remember being allowed to drive his old cars.
Later in life Ed enjoyed visiting and going to auctions. He was interested in antiques, guns, toys, and coins. He also liked to work in his shop and take care of the house, yard and large garden. His beautiful flowers and gladiolas were noticed by many.
He passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Sibley Nursing and Rehab in Sibley.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Donna C. Basile of Westminster, CO, Dennis W. and Krista Loetscher of Aurora, CO, Doreen L. and Dennis Hatting of Ashton, IA; 8 grandchildren: Gregory Basile, Michelle Loetscher, Christina (David) Whetstone, Rachel Loetscher, Edward Loetscher, Christopher Loetscher, Emily Loetscher, Amanda Hatting (Josh); 3 great-grandchildren: Eric Loetscher, Tyler Loetscher, Ahlyssa Loetscher; one sister: Barbara P. and Harry Blau of Sibley, IA.
He was preceded in death by his wife Charnell, son Duane Loetscher, and his parents.