Edward “Ed” C. Sanderson

Edward “Ed” C. Sanderson

Edward “Ed” C. Sanderson, 88, lifetime resident of Galena, IL passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM, Friday January 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where a parish rosary will be recited at 4 PM. Burial will be in the church cemetery where military honors will be accorded graveside by Galena VFW Post #2665 and American Legion Post #193. He was born December 16, 1929 in Galena the son of William and Esther (Stauss) Sanderson. Ed graduated from Galena High School. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict on September 13, 1951 and was Honorably Medically Discharged on March 31, 1953. Ed earned a purple heart for injuries sustained during battle with the 17th Infantry Regiment in Korea. He was united in marriage to Dorothy “Dot” Heim in 1951 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Benton, WI. Ed was employed at the Savanna Army Depot and the City of Galena until his retirement. He was a member of Galena VFW Post #2665 (lifetime) and American Legion Post #193, Galena Elks Lodge, Eagles Club, Korean War Veterans Association, Disabled American Veterans and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, two daughters, Pam (John) Bloor of West Bend, WI, Becky (Randy) Leifheit of Simpsonville, SC, one son, Brad (Sukcha) Sanderson of Davenport, IA, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hospice of Dubuque and Galena Stauss Senior Care Community. Your care and compassion during this difficult time will never be forgotten. In lieu flowers memorials may be given to Disabled American Veterans (DAV.org) or Macular Degeneration Foundation (macular.org) in memory of Ed. He will be remembered for his many stories, rhymes, songs and visits shared at the VFW. “Many are called, but few are chosen.”

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