September 29, 2013 Charles Edward "Ed" Gunning went home to be with our Lord on September 29, 2013. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was 83 years old. A funeral Mass celebrating Ed's life will be held at St Mary Presentation Catholic Church in Deer Park, WA on October 14, 2013. Ed was born in Wendell, Idaho to Roy and Sophia Gunning. He graduated from Wendell High School and served in the US Army during the Korean War. He is survived by the love of his life for over 63 years; Ann Gunning; and 6 children: Chuck (Molly) Gunning, Louise (Wiley) Godby, Rose (Shelley) Hays, Tom (Colleen) Gunning, Karen (Larry) McNeese and Kevin (Pamela) Gunning, and sisters Mary Lois Frith, Lucille Schlett, and Margaret Mullen. His 14 grandchildren are: Mo Gunning (Chris Croxton), Chaz (Brit) Gunning, Sarah (Andrew) Sawatzki, Rebecca (John) Berger, Ben Hays; Katie, Patrick, Tim, Alex, and Brandon Gunning, Bobbi (Doug) DeWitt, Tracy Godby, Dave McNeese, and Shera Kiess. He has 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, and brothers Robert and Jim. Ed was hard working in both the farming and real estate businesses. He enjoyed woodworking, mowing their beautiful lawn and being with his best friend and wife. Ed had a great sense of humor that he passed on to his children. Ed and Ann's marriage has been an excellent example of unconditional love for his children and grandchildren. Ed was kind, generous, and always willing to lend a helping hand.
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Published in Spokesman-Review on Oct. 11, 2013