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Edward Happel

Edward Lee Happel

Sunday, July 25th, 1954 - Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Edward Lee Happel , of Colona , IL, died October 24 , 2020, at his home in Colona,IL.
Services will be determined at a later date, Wendt Funeral Home in Moline is assisting with the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.
 Edward was born in Sioux City, IA on July 25, 1954, to Loren and Arlene (Tuttle) Happel. He married Kelly Gilmore on March 23, 1990 in Moline, IL.
He graduated from Chariton High School, Class of 1973. He worked at Dahl Food, owned a painting business as well as being a bar owner, he retired working at Hy-Vee in 2011.
He loved spending time with his family and his hobbies were food, football, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife Kelly Happel of Colona, IL, three daughters; Teresa (Aaron) Johnson of Roeland Park, KS, Jenna Happel of Moline, IL, Jennifer (David) Malone of Davenport, IA, and a son Cullen Happel of Colona, IL; seven grandchildren; Jaxon, Jonah, Jillian Helms, Ezra Johnson, and Damien, Killian, Breckon Malone, one sister; Marcia Roberson of Des Moines, IA; three sister-in-law’s; Lori Gilmore of Moline, IL, Leslie Buck of Davenport, IA, Michelle Lea of Fort Wayne, IN, one brother-in-law; Rob Gilmore of Moline, IL.
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Ed and Sandie Cox

Posted at 12:00am
Teresa, Jenna, words can't begin to tell you how heart-broken we were at your Dad's passing. He was truly "one of a kind".  He always was quick to smile and share the latest joke he heard.  He fiercely loved his family. Willing to do what needed to be done. Many times I wished my Ed had some of the skills your Dad possessed. He will be surely missed by so many. We need to concentrate on the good times and make sure the little ones remember him and how great a man he was.
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Sandy Sowers

Posted at 12:00am
Our deepest condolences from Mike and Sandy Sowers in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Prayers of love and comfort to Kelly and her entire family. A big GO PACK GO SHOUT TO HEAVEN IN MEMORY OF ED.
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Ellen Latcham

Posted at 12:00am
Ed was a great guy to work with, and I'm glad he had so many people to love him to the end of this life and beyond. May he rest in peace, and his family and friends find comfort in memories and each other. My sympathy
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Ed and Sandie Cox

Posted at 12:00am
Kelly, Jenn, and Cullen 
We wish there was something we could say or do to take away the pain you are enduring right now. Since we can't stop that awful emptiness we suggest you concentrate on the happy things. Kelly, Ed came into your life when he was suppose to. He brought his love, companionship, support and yes his orneriness. Jenn, he brought you the father figure you needed and wanted. Cullen, besides being Dad, he was your hero, and best buddy. Ed never met a stranger, just someone who wasn't a friend yet. Ed was always FUN to be around. From the day we met him, he became very SPECIAL to us and the whole family.  Praying for God to give you comfort during these difficult days. Aunt Sandie and Uncle Ed 
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Ed and Sandie Cox

Posted at 12:00am
Kelly, Jenn, and Cullen 
We wish there was something we could say or do to take away the pain you are enduring right now. We all have suffered losses, but when it happens to you and someone you love, look up to, and who has always been there for you is gone, it's devastating. The only thing we can suggest is try to remember those happy days. Ed came into your lives and brought his love, friendship, support and yes, orneriness. He was a true blessing to you Kelly, a terrific father figure to you Jenn, and an absolute hero and buddy to you Cullen. He was a friend to all he meet and one very SPECIAL person us. We too will miss him dearly. Aunt Sandie and Uncle Ed
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