Edward W. Febuary

Died: Mon., Jul. 17, 2017


9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 20, 2017
Location: St. Kateri Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 20, 2017
Location: St. Kateri Catholic Church

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 Edward W. “Ed” Febuary, 98, of Ridgway, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017, 9:14 p.m., at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.  He was born on the 9th of December, 1918 in Ridgway, the son of the late Joseph and Louise (Kohl) Febuary.  Ed owned and operated the Colnon Insurance Agency for thirty years.  He proudly served in the Army during WWII in the South Pacific.  A member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  As an Army veteran he belonged to the VFW and the Ridgway American Legion.  Edward married Kathleen Abell on February 23, 1949, she preceded in death on January 16, 1976.  He remarried on March 2, 1978 to the late Mary Edna Fals Cox who passed on the 16th of February in 2002.    Edward was a wonderful husband, father, step father and a loving “Papa”.  He is survived by three daughters, Deborah and Shorty Via of Marion, Sue and Kevin Dunn of Munster, Ind., Donna and Brent Browning of Sheboygan, Wis.; two sons, Michael E. Febuary of Galatia, Steve and Billie Febuary of Ridgway; twelve grandchildren, Shelly, LaDawn, Joe, Ryan, Katie, Natalie, Mark, Erin, Angela, Alex, Shaun, and Amy; sixteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; one nephew, Richard J. Febuary Jr. of Alexandria, La.; five step children, Tom Cox, Kay Raymer, Helen McCarty, Janet O’Neal and Linda Satterfield along with numerous step grandchildren, great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; and one brother, Richard Febuary Sr.; his step mother, Laurentine Febuary.  Visitation for Ed will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. until Mass time at 11 a.m. at the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway.  Mass will be conducted by his grandson, Fr. Ryan Browning, Msnr. Joseph Lawler, and Fr. Steven Beatty.  Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery near Ridgway with Military Rites.  Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway will be in charge of arrangements.  The family would like to thank Ferrell Hospital, Wabash Christian Retirement Center and Deaconess VNA Hospice.  For the wonderful care given to Edward.    In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Kateri Catholic Church, the Gallatin County Senior Citizens, Wabash Christian or VNA Hospice.  Memorial envelopes will available at the church.  

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Pam Lawler
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Was so very sorry to hear of the passing of Ed., he was just a super person and will be missed by many. God Bless all his family. Know that God is with each and everyone of you and again I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless!!

Frances Staten
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Sorry for your loss, He was a great man and will be missed by many

Terry Ramsey
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Very sorry for your loss.

Gary and Tina Kaatz
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
God bless. Uncle Ed was a wonderful man. Our deepest sympathy.

Diane Graves
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
I am so very sorry for this tremendous loss to your family. I know you will all stand together to honor this man that you loved so dearly. Your family is in my prayers.

Anita Scherrer
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
Such a good and kind man. Always a smile for everyone. We were all so blessed to have him in our lives.

Jeanie Farris Miller
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
So sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet and kind man. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

   Posted Tue July 18, 2017

Shirley Blades
   Posted Tue July 18, 2017
So sorry for this loss to your family. I only know Mike but I feel for all of the family.

Marilyn Baldwin
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Debbie, Sue, Donna, Steve & Mike and families. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was such a gentle soul and always had a smile anytime I saw him. I will keep your entire family in my prayers.

Cheryl (Abell) Stevens
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
To all of my Febuary cousins, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Eds passing! I truly loved him, as I spent lots of time at your home when I was young. He was always a very gentle and good man. Know that he is in Gods hands now but will always be missed here on earth.

Cathy Vaughn
   Posted Wed July 19, 2017
Debbie, Mike, Sue, Donna & Stevie, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Ed was a great guy and will be missed. My prayers are with each of you and your families.

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