Saturday, December 29, 2012

Obit of Edward Henry Post - July

Visitation for Edward Henry Post, 100, of Crescent City, will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Crescent City, until the 11 a.m. funeral services. The Rev. Joel Brown will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Crescent City. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Crescent City or to Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. He passed away Monday (July 16, 2012) at Prairieview Lutheran Home.
Edward was born Feb. 8, 1912, in Charlotte, the son of Henry and Gretchen Gerdes Post. He was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Charlotte, 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 Crescent City Grade School for six years.
At the age of 14, 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 15:5: "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 1938, when he was united in marriage on Sept. 25, 1938, in rural Crescent City, to Mona Rabe, the only daughter of Henry and Rosa Rabe. Mona passed away July 26, 2010. 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 lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Crescent City, having served as an usher and a 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 Senior Citizens, AARP and Men in Mission at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.
Edward is survived by one brother, John Post, of Crescent City; 12 godchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edo and George; and two sisters, Marie and Angeline.
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