Edward Dale Shepard, 79

On Dec. 29, 2010, Edward Dale Shepard peacefully passed away in his Grafton home at the age of 79.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Meta and William. He was married to the love of his life, Cathie (Prucca), for 59 years and was the  father of three children, Bonnie (Fritz) Hilgart, Kevin Shepard all of Grafton, and Patti Shepard-Hyypio of Neenah. He was the grandfather of seven grandchildren, Tim (Kristi) Hilgart of Jackson, Kim Hilgart of Grafton, Tiffany (Aaron) Rindt of Port Washington, E. Michael and David Shepard of Grafton, Jeff and Laura Hyypio of Neenah. He has one great-grandson, Donnie, and is survived by his in-laws, Bobbie (Lucille) Prucca, and Rose Marie Wachholz. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. For online condolences, please go to www.phillipfuneralhome.com.