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Edwin L. Meyers Sr.

Celebrating the life of Edwin LeRoy Meyers Sr., otherwise known as “Dad,” “Daddy,” “Grandpa,” and “Big Eddie” as he passed away on September 19th, 2020.

Edwin was born on September 11th, 1929, in his childhood home in Peoria, IL., making his life 91 years full of smiling, flaunting off his happy-go-lucky attitude, and shining his ornery personality brightly for the entire world to see. He was a neighborhood fixture (of 60 years), known by most as Mr. Ed., who sat in his front yard and spoke to everyone.

Edwin is survived by his brother, Bill Meyers, his sister, Ethel Leach, his son Edwin Jr., his daughter Sandi McGrane, his grandchildren Toby (Angelia) Rudloff and Mickey McGrane, his great grandchildren, Gage, Joseph, Gavin, and Madison Rudloff, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great, great, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Lincoln & Grace Meyers, his brother and sisters-in-law, Melvin, Myra and Mary Jane Meyers, Anna May and Jimmy Biegler, Otis Leach Sr., and his grandson Cory McGrane.

Edwin’s life fell nothing short from a memorable one, as he was a Korean War Veteran, a lifetime member of the VFW #3883 (Bartonville), a member of the American Legion #979 (Bartonville), and a member of the Peoria Eagles Club #265 for 31 years, over 20 of those years as a Trustee, while having played on their Dart Team, and a retired Switchman for Rock Island Railroad.

Visitation will be held at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home located at 1107 W. Garfield in Bartonville at 9:30-10:30 AM on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The burial will follow with graveside services, at Lutheran Cemetery on 914 S. Pleasant St. at 11:00 AM. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Directly after will be his celebration of life, held at the Eagles Club located at 1704 S. East Ln in Peoria.

Edwin loved to dance, laugh, socialize and have fun. He loved his family and friends, as they loved him in return. He simply will be missed tremendously by every person he knew. In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospital, St. Jude or the Heart Association.

6 Comments

  • Marybeth Wombacher

    Reply September 24, 2020 4:37 pm

    Sandi so sorry about Uncle Ed. We will see you Saturday. Bud and Mary Beth.

  • Patty Smith (Bartender at Eagle's)

    Reply September 24, 2020 8:54 pm

    Sandy and Mickey.. I am so sorry for your loss.. we’re all going to miss him at the Eagles.. I”ll miss serving him his coffee.. and his smile.. loved him so… At least he’s out of pain and will be able to walk with God hand in hand…may God wrap his arms around you both as you get through this time of grief.

  • Terrie Teufel

    Reply September 24, 2020 10:17 pm

    I’m sure gonna miss my smiling faces friend💔

  • Nannette Wilson

    Reply September 25, 2020 4:54 am

    Goodbye my friend,, rest easy💕💕

  • Deb Wombacher Hickman

    Reply September 25, 2020 7:55 pm

    Peace to you Uncle Ed. I will always remember you with a smile on your face!

  • Harriett Weber

    Reply September 26, 2020 10:48 am

    I WILL REMEMBER OUR WEEKLY CHATS AND REMEMBER THE OLD TIMES WITH SOMEONE WHO REMEMBERED THEM WITH ME. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN ED TELL THE “BUMS” I THINK OF THEM ALL VERY OFTEN. KEEP SMILING!

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