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Ed Hall


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Ed Hall

Born: Sept. 3, 1953

Died: March 15, 2016

Ed Hall, age 62, of Harvard, passed away on March 15, 2016 at JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Care Unit in Woodstock, with his loving wife at his side.

He was born on September 3, 1953 to Fred and Dorothy (Frizzell) Hall. He and his wife, Debbie (Vanderstappen) were together for 19 years.

Ed had many interests and talents. He was very proud to be an Eagle Scout, avid canoer, marathon runner, and competitive tennis player. Most importantly, Ed was an accomplished musician. In 1991, he won the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. He was a guitar teacher, prolific performer throughout the Midwest, and producer of 206 shows at the Woodstock Opera House over the past 35 years. Aside from his solo work, Ed was half of the group "Friedlander and Hall" from 1973 to the present. Ed was also the guitar player for the Celtic-Eclectic Folk Band "Trillium."

Ed is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Hall; his sons, Ethan (Elisa) Hall and Skyler Hall (Nisi Rockcastle); his grandsons, Arlo and Everette, with another grandchild on the way; his brother, Ken (Diana) Hall; his niece, Sarah Hall; and his nephew, Ben Hall. Ed is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Vanderstappen; sisters-in-law, Joan (Terry) Ward and Anita Turner; nephew, Stuart (Jill) Turner; nieces, Vanessa (Tim) McCalla and Ginny Turner; and grand nephews and nieces, Brooklyn, Brody, Alyssa, Jack, and another on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Albert Vanderstappen.

A memorial gathering and celebration of Ed's life will be held at the Woodstock Opera House on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a memorial service starting at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the or the JourneyCare Hospice Inpatient Unit of Woodstock would be appreciated.

For more information, call Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or visit us on the web at www.slmcfh.com
Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 18, 2016
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