David Carl Edwards, 69, of Fremont, OH passed away at home surrounded by his family and friends on Friday, March 06, 2015. He was born on March 21, 1945 in Fremont, the son of William and Virginia (Schneider) Edwards. He attended St. Joseph Catholic High School.
Dave served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnamese Service Medal; Vietnamese Campaign Medal w/Device; Presidential Unit Citation and Good Conduct Medal (2).
Dave married Margaret Mary Newby on May 4, 1968 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fremont and she preceded him in death on September 9, 1974.
Dave worked as a Welder at Brush Wellman in Elmore, OH and retired on September 13, 2008 after thirty years of service. He was a member of the Fremont Eagles and Moose, a Life member and Past Commander of VFW Post #2947 and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed camping, fishing, sprint car racing, and casino trips.
Dave is survived by his daughters, Pam (Steve) Smith and Diana Edwards; siblings, Betty (Frank) Topel and Rose Koester, all of Fremont, OH; Vicki (Buz) Balduf, Oak Harbor, OH, Linda (Fred) Fitzgerald, Clyde, OH; grandchildren, Andrew and Mariah Edwards, DJ (Marissa) Tucker; step grandchildren, Melissa (Jamie) Chester, Bonnie (Stephen) Dillingham, Stephanie (Craig) West, Jennifer (Nick) Martin, Meghan (Tony) Ortmann; fourteen great grandchildren with one on the way and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Mary Edwards; daughter, Jessica Edwards; sisters, Yoland Ameling, Mary Sabo, Judith Sutter, Barbara Rigsby; brothers, William, James and Richard Edwards.
Visitation: Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St. Fremont, OH.
Service: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with an hour of visitation prior to the service. Deacon Tom Ackerman officiating.
Burial: St. Ann Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the American Legion and the VFW.
Memorials: Hospice of Promedica Memorial Hospital, 430 S. Main St, Clyde, OH 43410.