Born in 1933, Ed was a lifelong resident of Cedar Rapids. He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954, and was stationed at White Sands Proving Grounds. After serving, Ed returned to Cedar Rapids and married Marlene Proud. They have three children, Rhonda, Jyl, and Blain, who are very proud of his service. Ed passed away in 2019, and he is survived by his wife and three children.