Edward E. “Ed” Garver, 76, of Van Wert passed away at 8:21 p.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center following an extended illness.


He was born on April 29, 1941, in Glenmore, the son of the late Elmer Edward and Florence Viola (Giessler) Garver. On November 4, 1961, he married the former Alice L. Dunn who survives.


Other family members include his children, Sandra K. (Tony) King of Rockford and Rob (Karen) Garver of Van Wert; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Sarah) Worden, Brady Worden, Blake and Bailey King, Taylor, Tanner and Tucker Garver; two great grandsons, Liam and Finn Worden; one sister, Rosemary L. “Squeedle” Krick of Ohio City; his mother-in-law, Bernice Dunn of Lima; and several nieces and nephews.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Clementine Gilbert and his father-in-law, Ralph Dunn.


Ed was a 1959 graduate of Willshire High School and member of New Horizons Community Church in Rockford. He had been employed at Gunsett Hardware (1959-1961), International Harvester in Fort Wayne (1961-1986), then owned and operated Van Wert Glass Company until his retirement (1985-2012).


He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He usually fished on Lake Erie catching walleye and perch and had made annual fishing trips to Canada. Ed enjoyed being with his family and especially seeing his children grow-up. His grandchildren were the light of his life.


Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Souers of New Horizons Community Church officiating. Interment will follow at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery. Calling hours are 3 - 7 p.m., Thursday and one hour prior to services on Friday.


Preferred memorials are to the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center or New Horizons Community Church.


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