Waspi, Edward C. 94, of Twin Lakes, WI, formerly of Richmond, IL, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at his residence. Edward was born February 22, 1919 in Spring Grove, IL. He was married to Betty J. Buchert on May 27, 1944, in Richmond. He originally worked at Kruse Hardware in Richmond, then was employed as an operating engineer for E. H. Melhan Construction for 33 years retiring in 1984 and was a member of Operating Engineers Local #150. He was a pilot with the 466th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force in the European Theater. He was a 1st Lt, during WWII, serving from 1942 to 1945. Edward is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters, Barbara (Wayne) Japp, Dianna "DE" (Mike) Nieciecki; a son, Charles "Bud" (Donna Lakomiak) Waspi; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Jayne Ann Reicher; and a brother, Glenn Waspi of Crystal Lake, IL. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 10011 Main St., Richmond. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2013 at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home with Rev. Hope Molozaiy officiating. Interment will be in Richmond Cemetery in Richmond with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Community Church of Richmond Endowment Fund, 5714 Broadway, Richmond, IL 60071; Twin Lakes Fire/Rescue Squad, 236 E. Main St., Twin Lakes, WI 53181; or Aurora VNA of WI, 103 N. Dodge St., Burlington, WI 53105. For information please call 815 678-7311 or visit www.ehornadams.com.
Published in Courier News on Nov. 15, 2013