Edward H. Post, 100, Crescent City, IL
Edward Henry Post, 100, of Crescent City passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.
Edward was born February 8, 1912 in Charlotte, IL, a son of Henry and Gretchen Gerdes Post. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Charlotte, IL and his sponsors were George and Trintje Rosenboom. He attended Chatsworth Country School for two years, then moved with his parents to Crescent City where he attended the Crescent City Grade School for six years.
At the age of fourteen, he was confirmed on Palm Sunday, March 28, 1926 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City by Pastor Christian Helmreich. His confirmation text was John 15 – verse 5, I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.
Edward worked on his father’s farm until in 1938, when he was united in marriage on September 25, 1938 in rural Crescent City to Mona Rabe, the only daughter of Henry and Rosa Rabe. The young couple began to farm in the Spring south of Crescent City and farmed until he retired in 1972. Edward and Mona moved to their retirement home in Crescent City in 1987.
He was a life long member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City having served as an usher, deacon and on the cemetery board for 25 years. He served as a Crescent Township Assessor in Iroquois County and was a member of Crescent City Sr. Citizens, A.A.R.P. and Men in Mission at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Edward is survivied by one brother, John Post of Crescent City; twelve God Children; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edo and George; two sisters, Marie and Angeline; and his wife passed away on July 26, 2010.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City. Rev. Joel Brown will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Crescent City.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City or Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.
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