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Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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so sorry to hear about Eddie--gone too soon--Eddie and my son Clayton went to their senior prom together with their dates and Royce MdDowl was their driver for the evening--they had a good time--rest in peace Eddie.

Posted by: Karen Juracek - Winner, SD   Feb 13, 2018

My thoughts are with Ed's family today. I was Ed's manager at Home Valu for a long time, before moving on to another company, bringing Ed with me.

I remember the day that I and the Home Valu store manager got a letter from Ed saying he was moving to the Twin Cities and was looking for a job. After an in-person interview, we knew we had to hire Ed before someone else got him!

He was a great and creative designer,

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Posted by: Larry Maras - Summerville, SC - Coworker   Jan 31, 2018

Posted by: Royce McDeowell - friend   Jan 31, 2018

Posted by: Royce McDeowell - friend   Jan 31, 2018

Pictures are easier than words right now.

Posted by: Royce McDeowell - friend   Jan 31, 2018

I was very surprised and saddened to hear about Ed. He was a good friend of mine when we worked for Larson Mfg. in Brookings. We laughed a lot and joked around. Work was a lot more fun with Ed around. We also hung out together outside of work. I remember hanging out at his trailer. We also had some good meals together. My sympathies to the family. Ed was a good man and he will be missed. I'm glad I got to be friends with him.

Posted by: Brett Gustin - Madison, SD - Friend   Jan 30, 2018

Dear Family of ED,
We are so sad and cannot find adequate words to express our sympathy. We wish we could relieve your suffering, but we know that is impossible. We remember Ed as a kind, sensitive and helpful guy who was a great host for those around him. His caring attitude touched many and he held a special place in our hearts. We would like you to know how sorry we are; and how deeply we sympathize with you. We

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Posted by: Joy Vanderwert - Maple Grove, MN - Friend   Jan 29, 2018