OAKWOOD – Edward W. Etter, 81 of Oakwood died at Thursday, December 26, 2019 at his residence. He was born August 25, 1938 in Defiance to the late Elias and Mary Evelyn (Caldwell) Etter. On October 4, 1958 he married Apache Specht who survives in Oakwood.
Also surviving are three children, Jill (Jeff) Erford, Kelly (Mel) Snyder and Len “Chip” Etter all of Oakwood; seven grandchildren, Thor (Casey) Etter, Cody (Beth) Etter, Chase (Brittni) Burnett, Drew (Simone) Burnett, Alex Snyder, Eric (Tarah) Erford, and Krysten (Nick) Todd; thirteen great-grandchildren; Thor James, Audrey, and Coal Etter, Aaliyah and Ella McClain, Jakob Etter, Kiera Nicodemus, Evelynn, Connor, and Carson Erford, and Arya, Kairi, and Naia Burnett; and two sisters, Joyce (Denny) Stoller and Diana (Gary) Fogle.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Joan (Kerry) Llewellyn; a grandson, Wyatt Snyder; great-grandchildren, Roland Etter and Sarah Burnett.
Edward grew up in Henry/Paulding County. He was a 1956 graduate of Auglaize Brown High School. He worked for Myers Concessions and in 1956 he started a forty year career working for SK Wayne retiring in 2000. Edward was an Oakwood Fireman and one of the first EMTS in Oakwood.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 30, 2019 at HEITMEYER FUNERAL HOME, Oakwood with Pastor Rick Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Oakwood Fire Department.
Condolences can be expressed at:www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com