Ed Habeger of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away at his residence on Sept. 25, 2017, at age 74. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to the Cremation Society of Alaska. There will be a Celebration of Life in Honor of Ed in Alaska and Minnesota this summer - later dates to be announced.
Ed was born on Dec. 23, 1943. He grew up in Garden City, Minn., the son of the late Elwood "Woody" and Lucille Habeger (Zuhlsdorf) of Winnebago, Minn. Ed's siblings are Sandy (Arlo) Jaeger of Garden City, Minn., Carol (Michael) Rollings of Dalton, Neb., and Wes (Paula) Habeger of Duluth, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Ed's great love was of the outdoors. He was a devoted hunter, fisherman and worldwide traveler, and he lived his life to the fullest.
Ed graduated from Garden City-Wellcome Memorial High School in 1960. He was known to be quite a prankster, which carried throughout his life. His alias was "Eddie Haskell" of the neighborhood, from the TV show "Leave It to Beaver."
He loved his country and served four years in the United States Air Force. He was a member of The Home of Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Ed belonged to a parachute club. He actually parachuted into our hometown football field during halftime.
Ed worked for and retired from Anchorage Northwest Orient (BONG) Airlines as a chief in the freight department/airline ground support.
Ed had many great qualities including humor, helpfulness, talent, artistic ability, tardiness and letter writing, and was a great storyteller. Many wished he would have written books about all of his outdoor adventures.
So until we meet again, big brother, happy hunting, fishing and Happy Birthday. Many will miss you!
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Published by Anchorage Daily News from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2017.