Phelps, Edmund J., Jr. 'Ned' Age 85, of Wayzata, was born on March 9, 1928 to Edmund Joseph Phelps and Katharine Marfield Phelps. He graduated from Westminster School, Simsbury, CT, and from the University of Minnesota. Ned enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1952 and served for two years at K2 Air Force Base in Taegu, Korea, where he piloted an F84-G with the 310th fighter bomber squadron. Ned was a business journalist for the Minneapolis Star newspaper prior to being the founding editor of the first Minneapolis business magazine, Business Highlights. He was an account executive for Stevenson & Associates and finished his career as the Director of Communications for the Onan Corporation. Ned enjoyed jazz, sailing, tennis, skiing, and hunting. He was also an avid fisherman, frequently heading to northern Wisconsin to chase the elusive musky, or go fly fishing for smallmouth bass on the St. Croix River. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Norma; his children, Charles (Jennifer), David (Ellen), and Elizabeth (Nicholas) Borrelli; his grandchildren, Duncan, Henry, Will, Emily, Ben, Nicholas, and Christian, and his sisters, Marcella Chute and Ruth Catlin; as well as many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Cece Nyonteh and the caring & concerned staff at The Wellstead of Rogers!! Memorial Service 2 PM Tuesday at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis. Private Interment Lakewood. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to:
Minnesota- North Dakota, 7900 West 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55439 or Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318. Gearty-Delmore Plymouth 763-553-1411
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Published in Star Tribune from June 20 to June 23, 2013