Ed Van Weelden, 68, of Monticello, Indiana and Tucson, Arizona passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Ed was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1953 to the late Henry and Jean (Leep) Van Weelden.
Ed met his wife Cathy at Luther High School North in Chicago and their first date was Earth Day, April 22, 1970. They were married August 15, 1975 and happily shared life and many "Edventures" together in Dixon, IL, Scottsdale, AZ, Monticello, IN, Tucson, AZ and San Carlos, Mexico for almost 46 years.
Ed loved everyone and often demonstrated his love through generous hospitality. Ed and his "Queeny" happily hosted countless gatherings of family and friends where Ed's legendary grilling talents were enjoyed and a good time was had by all. In addition to being a great cook, hunter and fisherman, Ed was a successful businessman. He owned and operated Rock Valley Disposal in Dixon, IL, and Sun Services in Las Vegas, NV, among other ventures. He lived a full life with no regrets. What a life he lived!
Grateful for having shared Ed's life are his two children, Jeff (Amy) Van Weelden of Burnettsville, IN and Jill (Rob) Burris of Tuscon, AZ; his beloved grandchildren, Dakota Van Weelden (15), Cheyenne Van Weelden (14), Reed Burris (6) and McKeena Burris (6); two brothers, Tom (Theresa) Van Weelden of Franklin, TN , Jim (Joyce) Van Weelden of Monticello, IN and a sister, Mary (Brian) Drimalla of Sawyer, MI; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and family and friends far and wide.
Visitation will be from 12:00 pm (EDT) until time of services celebrating Ed's life at 3:00 pm (EDT), Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at the Hughes Cemetery.
Friends and family are encouraged to share a photo, a memory, or messages of condolence at www.springerfuneralhome.com