Edwin 'Ed' Harry Held

July 22, 1916 - March 2, 2009

Edwin 'Ed' Harry Held of Pewaukee, formerly of Waukesha, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 92. Ed was born in Palmyra on July 22, 1916, the son of Edwin and Lilly (Meyenburg) Held.

Ed was the president and owner of Enco Tool, which is now known as ETW Inc., until his retirement in 1981. He was a former active member of Mt. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha and currently a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pewaukee. Ed was a past president and member of the Waukesha Kiwanis Club and past president and member of the Letter Carriers Association. He served on the board of directors for the Waukesha Chamber of Commerce and the Waukesha Training Center.

Ed will be sadly missed by his daughter, Patricia Lehman of Pewaukee; his four grandchildren, Desiree (Darrel) Padberg of Muskego, Nanette (Gerald) Stine of Waukesha, Wayne (Nancy) Lehman Jr. of Waukesha and Michele (Michael) Laabs of Pewaukee; 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; son-in-law, Wayne; and sister, Elaine.

A funeral service for Ed will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, W240-N3103 Pewaukee Road, City of Pewaukee, WI 53072. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Saturday. Entombment will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Eds name may be directed to Mt. Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1941 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188, or Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or cards of condolence, please visit, or call the funeral home at 542-6609.