Edwin M. Peura
1946 - 2020
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Edwin M. Peura

Born: October 8, 1946; in DeKalb, IL

Died: June 26, 2020; in Lodi, WI

Edwin M. Peura, 73, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Friday, June 26, 2020, at his cabin in Lodi, Wisconsin. He was born October 8, 1946, in DeKalb, the son of Ansel and Ruth (Wickstrom) Peura.

Ed was a graduate of DeKalb High School Class of 1964 and was a Veteran of the US Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He graduated from Elgin Community College with an Associate's degree and played on the college baseball team.

Ed was a Letter Carrier employed at the United States Post Office in DeKalb for over 30 years. He was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in DeKalb. He was an avid sports fan and played softball in several leagues.

He is survived by his daughter, Angela Peura; his sons, Gregory (Shannon) Peura and David (Amy) Peura; his granddaughters, Audrey and Marley Peura; his grandson, Francis Peura; and his longtime companion, Mary Tucker.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb with the Rev. Joseph Gastiger of First Congregation United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb, with Full Military Honors by DeKalb American Legion Post 66.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at Anderson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Edwin M. Peura Memorial Fund, addressed to the Peura Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.


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Published in The MidWeek News on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 3, 2020
Mary so sorry for your loss and to Ed's family
Tom & Marci
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July 2, 2020
Eddie and I were BEST FRIENDS in High School. Played many sports together, including baseball, softball, golf, basketball, bowling and pool.
We even took a 6000 trip in 1966 just before the Viet Nam war. Eddie was such a kind person with a smile on his face constantly. He was truly a GREAT friend and a better person. Condolences to the family. God bless Eddie, Matt & Ruth together again. He will truly be missed.
Dale Severson
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July 2, 2020
Eddie & I were BEST FRIENDS in High School. Born 2 hours apart. Played numerous sports together. Softball, bowling, pool, golf and basketball. Took a 6000 mile trip together in 1966 just before Viet Nam. A terrific friend and a better person. Condolences to family and friends. I will miss him tremendously. God bless him, Matt & Ruth. Together AGAIN.
Dale & Susie Severson
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July 1, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I was also in the class of 1964, and Ed and I grew up together at the First Congregational Church. He was a good and loyal friend.
Jim Skelley
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July 1, 2020
Mary I am so sorry about Ed's passing love to you and condolences to the family
phyllis grasty
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June 30, 2020
My first T Ball coach who instilled the passion and love I have today for the great American game. Always kind, gentle and had a smile on his face. Will remember him fondly.
Matthew Johnson
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June 30, 2020
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June 30, 2020
Our condolences to the family. Ed & I went to high school together and bowled in tournaments and chased girls. A good friend will be missed.
Bob Rozycki
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June 30, 2020
A lot of good memories about growing up together. Best wishes for the family.
John Terwilligers
Friend
June 28, 2020
Because of my friendship with Zeke Carlson, Ed became my friend too. His Christmas card was always the first one Id get. He had the funniest sense of humor and he was so nice. I know Ed & Zeke are laughing in Heaven with Zeke having coffee and Ed having hot tea with lemon. I miss them both.
Julie Berke
June 28, 2020
So deeply sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was such a nice person I'm so glad we had the chance to get to know him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Sue Lippmann
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June 28, 2020
Ed and I grew up next door to each other. My best frirnd! We played baseball, football and basketball together. My prayers are eith his soul and for the family.
Jim Dooley
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June 28, 2020
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