Edward Frank Proescholdt, 89, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Ill., following a short illness.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Alfred Kaupins officiating. Burial is in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Turner West Funeral Home today from 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church after 10 a.m. Saturday. A memorial fund has been established for St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
Edward was born Aug. 17, 1914, in Manilla, Iowa, the son of Frank and Pauline D. Bockwoldt Proescholdt. He married Virginia Morgan Nov. 4, 1944, in Cedar Rapids. She died Aug. 15, 1982.
He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church for more than 70 years. He graduated from Coe College in 1935 and worked for 38 years in the postal service and was the finance examiner at the time of his retirement in 1973. He was a member of the Air Force, entering active duty on July 1941, and held the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves (retired). He was a member of the National Association of Retired Employees.
Survivors include his daughter, Janet A. Meier and husband, Gregg, Lynn Center, Ill.; and son, John and wife, Patricia, Gilbert, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Joyce Meier, Amy Meier and David Meier, Lynn Center; two brothers, Carl and wife, Beth,Liscomb, Iowa, and Robert and wife, Mary Anne, Lincoln, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter, in 1980, and a sister, Laura, in 1998. Return to top