Ed Wyneken, 89, died peacefully at home Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
He was born in Fort Wayne, Ind. April 8, 1923, and attended Valparaiso University before being called into service in World War II. He served most of his military “career” as a PFC in the infantry, serving in Europe with both the First and Third armies. He was a member of the 99th Infantry Battalion, which was assigned to various infantry divisions in the ETO.
Ed and his wife, June, owned and operated a retail lumber and building supply business in Peru, Ind., for nearly 40 years before retiring and taking up permanent residence in Venice, where he enjoyed fishing and the sociability of golf, as well as the competition of bridge. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and a life member of the BPOE, both in Peru, Ind., and Englewood, Fla. He was a former longtime member of Jacaranda West Country Club.
Ed is survived by June, his wife of 69 years; and four children, Judy (George) Matson of Lincoln, Calif., Tom Wyneken of Holmes Beach, Fla., and Janis (Tom) Fox and Barbara (Darryl) Christmas, both of Woodstock, Ill. Ed had 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services: A memorial service celebrating Ed’s life will be held in the auditorium at Jacaranda Trace Monday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.