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Edward L. Summers, 98, of Decatur, passed away at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Saturday, June 20, 1914, in Decatur, to the late Lloyd E. and Rose E. (Hoffman) Summers.
Ed married Kathryn L. Reef on August 4, 1948; she passed away on July 27, 1992.
He was a member of the Cornerstone Community Church, formerly Decatur Missionary Church, in Decatur, the Adams County Historical Society, and the Adams County Amateur Radio Club. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association, Adams County Coin Club, and was previously a Boy Scout Master for Troop 63.
Ed retired from Howard Sober in 1976 after 35 years of service. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression and helped construct the Quabache State Park in Bluffton.
Among survivors are his son, Kermit Summers of Decatur; daughter Judy (John) Knaupp of Rickreall, Ore.; brother R. Thomas Summers of Fort Wayne; sister Evelyn (Allen) Felt of Hoagland; grandsons John (Angela) Summers and Philip (Alissa) Summers; and four great-grandchildren, Katie Summers, Luke Summers, Corbin Summers, and Cameron Summers.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and James Summer, and three sisters, Mary Johnson, Martha Morris, and Dorothy Lunn.
Friends will be received from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, also at the funeral home, with Rev. Ken Hogg officiating.
Burial will follow in the Decatur Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to Cornerstone Community Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.zwickjahn.com.