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Edward 'Ed' Bedeker: 1938-2018

STREATOR — Edward “Ed” Bedeker, 78, of Streator, passed away Tuesday, March 27, at his home.

A Celebration of Ed’s Life will be at 5 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Elias Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service in Wolf Creek Cemetery in rural Streator. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Elias Funeral Home.
Born Oct. 16, 1938, in Streator, he was the son of Raymond and Elizabeth (Harty) Bedeker. He married Annie Kuhn on Oct. 4, 1958; she passed away Oct. 25, 2017.
He is survived by his daughters, Kerrie (Rich) Weber, of Ottawa, and Kellie (Bill) Dovin, of Streator; daughter-in-law, Lynn (Mark Sliker) Bedeker, of Streator; grandchildren, Bridget Weber, Bailey (Brad Minoque) Weber, Rory (Carri) Bedeker, Brady (Bridgett Ann) Bedeker and Shelby Dovin; and great-granddaughter, Brynlee Bedeker. He also is survived by brother, David (Darlene) Bedeker, of rural Seneca; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gayleen Bedeker and Mary Lou Bedeker, both of Pontiac, Mary (Don) Harstad, of Grand Ridge, Edna (Roger) Talty, of Ransom, Clarence “Bud” (Norma) Kuhn, of Grand Ridge, and Ron Hill, of Grand Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Joe B.; granddaughter, Faith Dovin; brothers, James, Ronald and Robert Bedeker; sisters, Patsy Bedeker and Carol Schmidt; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Hill.
Ed worked at NICOR Gas of over 25 years and was road commissioner for Otter Creek Township for 12 years.
He was a member of St. Mary of the Fields Church in Grand Ridge and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Streator.
Ed loved to go fishing and taking his best bud Gus for a ride in the golf cart. He was a loving father and grandfather and everybody’s best friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
You can sign the guest book for Ed at eliasfh.com.
Elias Funeral Home
208 N. Park St., Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2814 eliasfh.com


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