Edward ‘Ed’ Bloede

March 10, 1923 – June 24, 2010

Edward "Ed" Bloede, formerly of North Prairie, died Thursday, June 24, 2010, surrounded by his family at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc at the age 87 . He was born in Waukesha on March 10, 1923, to William and Mary (nee Miek) Bloede.

Ed was a 1941 graduate of Waukesha High School. Ed proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II, first in a finance office in Salt Lake City before being deployed to Europe. Ed worked for First National Bank for 25 years, then owned and operated Sunset Beverage Mart from 1960 until his retirement in 1985. On June 14, 1974, he married Doris Vanderburg. He was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, a member of the Waukesha Elks Club No. 400 and a member of D.J. Martin American Legion Post No. 8.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 36 years, Doris Vanderburg-Bloede, formerly of North Prairie; his children, Mark (Carol) Bloede and John Bloede, both of Waukesha; stepchildren, Richard (Kathy) Vanderburg of Niceville, Fla., Peter (Kathy) Vanderburg of Norman, Okla., and Stephen Vanderburg of Barnes; his grandchildren, Ashley Bloede of Waukesha, Greg (Rebecca) Bloede of West Bend, Kirstin Bloede and Maribeth Bloede, both of Wauwatosa; his step-grandchildren, Peter Scott (Debbie) Vanderburg of Plano, Texas, Billy (Julye) Vanderburg of Norman, Matthew (Melissa) Vanderburg of Norman, Jennifer Vanderburg of Hayward and Trever (Melissa) Vanderburg of Superior; his great-granddaughter, Breanna Bloede; and his stepgreat-grandchildren, Julyeun, Cody, Jakob, Peter Scott III, Samantha and Myah. He is further survived by his sisters, Mabel Winchester and Erma Carr, both of Waukesha, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Ervin, and sister, Lorraine.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. An Elks Lodge of Sorrow service will be held at 7:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 8 p.m., all at the funeral home. Graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 28, at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Genesee. Please meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. for a procession to the cemetery.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www. waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.