Edward F. "Ed" Fagan

Edward F. "Ed" Fagan, 76, of West Bend, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at Synergy Health St. Joseph’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Ed was born the son of Francis J. and Mary T. (nee Riordan) Fagan on Sept. 1, 1929, in Chicago, Ill.

He was raised in Chicago, and attended St. Rita’s High School with the graduating class of 1947.

Ed went on to Wilson Junior College, in addition to several business schools over the years to further his education.

He honorably served in the National Guard and Army Reserves for 15 years, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Ed became a dedicated, Chicago police officer and was also a successful and respected, small business owner.

He was known for his outgoing personality, his tremendous work ethic and he was loved by all.

Ed was a member of Rotary, the Lions Club and the Jaycees.

Ed has found an everlasting place in the hearts of his five cherished children, Violet (Jack) Fagan-Graber of Lincolnshire, Ill., R. Lee Powless and Roy Powless, both of Tomah, Cheryl (Jim) Schmitz of Lonsdale, Minn., and Pat (Bob) Herdrich of West Bend; his 14 adored grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his brother, Ron (Micki) Fagan.

He will also be missed by nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.

Ed was greeted at the gates of Heaven by his parents, and his wife and best friend, Elisabeth (nee Koch) Fagan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, with Father Jeffrey Haines officiating.

Interment will follow at Wash-ington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials in honor of Ed to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Synergy- Health St. Joseph's Hospital.


The family would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Dr. Gary Herdrich, Dr. Eric Olafsson, staff at SynergyHealth St. Joseph’s Hospital, Subacute Care, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Samaritan Health Center, and The Fields of Washington County for the tender, loving care provided to a great man.