Edward Giedraitis Obituary

Edward Douglas Giedraitis
Edward Douglas Giedraitis
Edward Douglas Giedraitis

December 29, 1944 - May 20, 2012
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Dallas Center, IA
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Edward Douglas Giedraitis
Dallas Center

Edward Douglas Giedraitis, 67, died on May 20, 2012, from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident in rural Adel. Graveside services will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Iles Funeral Home-Brandt Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Ed was born on December 29, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois to Irene (Yakow) and Edward Giedraitis. He grew up in Chicago and served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. Ed worked for 29 years for Local #33, retiring in 1999.

Ed was an avid bicyclist and runner. He loved blues music and ballroom dancing as well as nature photography. Ed's obsession was restoring his three-story1914 home in Dallas Center and furnishing it with antiques. He cherished his '69 Chevelle. Ed was an amazing cook and loved to hunt for mushrooms.

Ed is survived by his children, Jody (Joe) Thomas of Des Moines, Joe Giedraitis of West Des Moines, and Amanda (Robert) Palustre of Old Bridge, NJ; his mother, Irene (Robert) Bergell of Hendersonville, NC, his siblings, Letitia (Andy) Simons of Granger, Mary (Jack) Webb of Miami, FL, Bill (Donna) Bergell of Des Moines and Daniel (Mary Sue) Bergell of Erie, PA; and his girlfriend, Gerri Lyon of West Des Moines, five grandchildren Danielle (Ricardo) King and Ashley Lambertz, of Indianapolis, IN, and Ryan, Caden and Ella Palustre of Old Bridge, NJ; and one great-grandchild, Metta King of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by father, Edward J. Giedraitis.

Family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at Brandt Chapel. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ BRANDT DALLAS CENTER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Thursday, May 24, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cemetery
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA US 50003
Friday, May 25, 2012
9:30 AM
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Visitation
Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Friday, May 25, 2012
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Memorial Service
Brandt Dallas Center Funeral Home
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Friday, May 25, 2012
11:30 AM
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