Edwin Wall
1923 - 2021
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Edwin Wall passed away January 6, 2021. He was our dad and hero. He was a healthy and strong man for 97 years. He contracted the Covid virus and was too weak to survive it. He was born on September 23, 1923 on the family homestead in Kremlin, Montana - the youngest of six children, Tom, Otto, Ted, Sam and Lydia. He served in World War II and fought across Europe and the infamous Battle of the Bulge.
After the war, he moved to Lodi and met the love of his life, Helen Clow Wall. They married and had two daughters, Chandra and Diane. He was also a loving father figure to two nephews, Ed and Tony Martin. They were beautiful parents and their marriage lasted 69 years, until he lost Helen in 2016. Ed was a courageous firefighter for the Lodi Fire Department for 32 years and formed lasting friendships with his fellow heroes.
He loved traveling the world, sports (a life-long Giants fan), playing cards, Bridge, chess, dancing, music, computers and everything technical. Ed was a self-taught electrician and computer genius.
He and his wife owned and operated King's Cafe in Lodi and taught their daughters the meaning and value of a family working together. They relocated to Elk Grove in 1991 to be closer to their family.
He is survived by his daughters, Chandra Wall Blake of Sacramento and Diane Wall Frieders of Elk Grove; son-in-law, David Frieders; grandchildren, Clint and Chad (Rebeka) Blake, Julie (Jeff) Braswell, Chelsea and Jeff Manassero, Craig (Laurie) Frieders, and Justin Frieders; great grandchildren, Cole Elliott Braswell, Audrey Blake and Crofton and Claire Frieders; sisters-in-law, Doreen Clow Dettwiller and Amelia Clow Lamar; as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Wall; and son-in-law, Chris Blake.
Ed was loving, supportive, had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful storyteller. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you more.
The family will hold a celebration of life when it is safe to do so.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Jan. 13 to Jan. 20, 2021.
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January 16, 2021
Ahhh, my loverly childhood friends, Chan & Diane... my heart breaks for you. However, great memories (of a true hero). So happy our Dads were firefighters together, and we became family! Just keep the good memories in your hearts... and be happy that Helen & Ed are together again❣ Love you! xoxoxo
Cindy
Family
January 16, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Edwin was a great story teller. Prayers and warm thoughts of comfort to your family. Sincerely Otto and Carmen Sandmeier and family.
Vickie Runquist
Friend
January 14, 2021
Big Ed was nice enough to give me a ride to school at St. Annes, along with his daughters, Diane and Chandra. He was always such a sweet man. He was a brave soldier who fought at the Battle of the Bulge and he became a brave firefighter with the Lodi Fire Department. His love for his wife and daughters was unconditional. I hope I can be as good a man as Big Ed!
Frank Caruso
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January 14, 2021
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January 14, 2021
The question is what's not to say! He was like a light bulb...as soon as he came into a room everyone lit up. He had such a great sense of humor. We loved sharing our stories with him and aunt Helen. When I was living in Chico, Ca (20+ years) they were my extended family...since my mom and dad lived in Oregon. All the wonderful memories of our aunts and uncles will always be with me. I loved Uncle Ed and he will be missed.
My husband, Steve, became close to uncle Ed very quickly...Steve was mezmorized by Ed's many stories...working in a tin mine, his military background and just being him. He will be missed. Love you uncle Ed and Chandra, Diane and family.
Karen & Steve Sengezer
Family
January 13, 2021
Carol Clow
Family
January 13, 2021
Carol Clow
Family
January 13, 2021
Oh my dear uncle Ed. You already are, and will be missed so much. You are such a fun loving person to be around. The whole room lights up when you and my aunt Helen were around, the laughing, the joking, such joyous times. I have so many fond memories of weekends at your house or you and my aunt at our house, and of course, weekends up in Laytonville on my mom and dad's property, can't forget those days. You and my dad built that piece of property from a shack with an outhouse (yes I said outhouse) to another shack with a shower, a pump house that was ran mostly by a small tractor, size of a quad, and then finally a double wide trailer. So much time spent up there and so many great memories. We love you and we will miss you. Much love, prayers and condolences to the entire family. We love you all. Amelia and Carol
Carol Clow
Family
January 13, 2021
my condolences to eddie tony chandra diane and families for their loss lived across street from ed and helen such great people
jim siegfried
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