September 14, 1929 – February 11, 2021
It is with great sadness that the family of Edward William Lantz announce his passing on February 11, 2021 at the age of 91 years. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Gwen; children, Terry (Pam) Lantz, of Wetaskiwin, Karrie (Rob) Hoover, of Airdrie, Tracy (James) Normandeau of Wetaskiwin, and David Baptist of Edmonton; grandchildren, Brandon, Shelby, Dain, Paul, Dax, Nicolle, Tommy, Breasha, Jessica, Bianca, Lainey step-sister, Marion Moon; sisters in law, Irene Lantz, Raeona Hanson; brother in law, Jack Heller; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, Otto and Mayme (Sorbo) Lantz; stepfather, Alfred Burgess; brothers, Andy, Donald and Kenneth Lantz; sister in law, Penny Lantz; first wife of 35 years, Alfrieda (Hiller) Lantz; mother and father in law, Jack and Nellie Heller; brother in law, Gene Hanson; and infant granddaughter, Kasaundra Baptist.
Edward was born on the homestead in Clover Lawn (Millet) area. Ed was known for so many things, mainly being a mechanic and a welder.
He worked up in Red Water for a few years and moved back to Wetaskiwin after getting married to Alfrieda.
He worked for Stan Reynolds and Wetaskiwin Motors. Ed then ventured into owning his own business, Lanco Welding, of which he was incredibly proud. After selling his shop, he worked for the County of Wetaskiwin until his retirement.
Ed Volunteered for 40 plus years with Prison Fellowship, which involved going into the prisons to minister to the inmates. He was always trying to recruit volunteers to come into the prison with him; this is how he met his loving wife, Gwen. Together they volunteered in prison ministries for many years.
Ed loved going to McDonald’s for coffee every day that he could. He sometimes went up to three times per day on his less busy days. He loved mowing his lawn and even a few neighbours’ yards as well. Blowing snow was another passion. Ed would take out the leaf blower and, on some days, clear the snow for up to 25 homes in the neighbourhood. He did this just because it needed to get done and for the joy of helping others. Never would he ask for payment.
He always had jokes and stories in his pockets and loved sharing them with everyone that he met through his day.
In memory of Ed, donations may be made to the charity of choice or Prison Fellowship 5945 Airport Road Suite 144 Mississauga Ontario L4V 1R9.
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