Edward D. Wegner, age 90, of Blissfield died on January 1, 2013, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. Ed was born on September 15, 1922, in Blissfield, Michigan, the son of Frederick and Frieda (Tiede) Wegner. On January 23, 1942, Ed was united in marriage to the love of his life, Venona Mae Kelley in Adrian, Michigan. She preceded him in death on December 19, 1974.
Ed was baptized and a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palmyra. He was employed as a Hi Lo Driver for Ford Motor Company in Rawsonville and also engaged in farming. Ed’s love of farming started at an early age when he had to work the family farm after the early loss of his father. This love of farming continued for the rest of his life even while working for Ford Motor Company. Ed was a wel-respected horseman who excelled in training and showing Draft horses, Shetlands and American Saddlebreds. At an early age he showed great skill working with horses in 4-H. His training of an ordinary plow horse earned him a chance to demonstrate this in a national 4-H Horse Show in Chicago.
Surviving is his daughter, Pat (Jim) Horn of Adrian, MI; his brother, Richard Wegner of Clinton, MI; three grandchildren, Anita Horn, Eric Horn, Jack Still; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jessica Horn; four great-great-grandchildren, Destiny, Kaleigha, Malik, Halaena and some very close and loving relatives, Jen Shelden, Jamie Fox, Doug Lee Wegner, Jason Wegner and Chuck Holdridge. He also greatly adored his many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Venona, he was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Stan and Doug Wegner and a niece, Diane Wegner.
Funeral services for Ed will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Gary Leking officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Blissfield. Visitation will take place on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.