Edward ‘Ed’ Nagel


Oct. 13, 1927 - Nov. 7, 2012



Edward “Ed” Nagel of Waukesha passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the age of 85. Ed was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Preston, the son of Phillip and Veronica (nee Andercowski) Nagel.


He married the love of his life, Susan “Sue” (nee Sellers), on June 30, 1951. Ed proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For more than 32 years, Ed worked at the Hopson Oil Co. He also worked at Nagel Heating for eight years. Ed eventually retired in 1997 from Dairyland Fuels. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. More than anything, Ed loved spending time with his family.


Ed will be sadly missed by his children, David Nagel, Daryl “Duffy” (Laurie) Nagel and Toni (Scott) Beauchamp; his grandchildren, Matt Nagel, Ed (Heather) Nagel, Joe (Carina) Nagel, Grant Nagel, Alissa Schmidtke, Nicole (Sam) Mattke, Luke Beauchamp, Megan Beauchamp, Torry Beauchamp, Chelsea Beauchamp and Olivia Beauchamp; his one great-grandchild to be born in May; and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.


Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue; his sister, Margaret Kowalkowski; and his brother, Lawrence Nagel.


Visitation for Ed will be from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Pete Peterson will officiate the service. Military honors will follow the service at the funeral home. The burial for Ed will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.