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Cooney, Edwin M.

Edwin M. Cooney, 80, went home May 20, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz, after failing health.

Ed was born in Appleton, Jan. 29, 1934, and was a graduate of Appleton high School 1952. Ed's family has been settled in the area since 1856, farming in the New London area.

In 1952, Ed joined the Marine Corps and served in the Korean War, was honorably discharged (Sgt).

Upon Ed's return from Korea he married Carole Koerner from Appleton and started their family in Richmond, Va., with the birth of two sons, David and Dennis.

The couple then moved to Milwaukee and had a son and daughter, Dan and Diane, later relocating to Lake Mills to raise their family.

Ed was a successful entrepreneur throughout his career having several successful enterprises. Though hard working, Ed always vacationed with his family and had the children experience over 35 states including Mexico and Canada.

On Nov. 27, 1987, Ed and Janet Shannon were married in Tarpon Springs. During their 15 year stay in the area, Ed held a number of positions with the Mobile Home Association. In the positions that he held, it gave Ed and Janet a number of opportunities for traveling for meetings but they always made time for sightseeing. Ed enjoyed boating but after the second rescue by the Coast Guard it was time to travel on land, so a motor home allowed then to travel and keep their feet on solid ground. When Ed retired from Hess in 2002, they decided to come north and build a home that had a view of Lake Superior in the Bay of Haviland. Janet was reunited with her children living nearby and Diane and her family were able to visit more often as the miles between them were much less. Ed was involved with the Mother of God church and both enjoyed not only attending the Sunday services but the other functions.

Ed is survived by his two former wives, Carole Koerner, Menasha; and Janet Shannon, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.

Ed and Carole had four children, David, Appleton; Dennis, Lake Mills; Daniel, Chandler, Ariz.; daughter, Diane (Kent) Kisow, Sheboygan and their four children, Ryan, Hawaii; Joshua, Madison; Sam and Ben, Sheboygan.

Further survived by sister, Marion "Cooney' Simon, Kaukauna; and Terri Harris (Larry), California.

In Canada he leaves behind stepchildren, Dianne, Gloria, Val, Peggy, Geraldine, Ian and Larry, plus 11 step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren. Ed will be missed by family and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Edwin R. Cooney and Kathryn (McCarthy) Cooney; a brother, Sgt. Richard Cooney; two sisters, Sister Alanna Cooney, S.S.N.D. and Joanne Hartkemeyer; two brothers-in-law, George Simon and Les Hartkemeyer; his granddaughter, infant Abbi Carolyn Kisow. Ed is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary's in Kaukauna, on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Kaukauna.

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 7, 2014
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