Edward F. Lafer, 83, a resident of the Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky and formerly of Port Clinton, died Monday evening, March 12, 2007, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky.
He was born Nov. 19, 1923, in Port Clinton, and was a 1942 graduate of Port Clinton High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Ed was employed as a Federal Civil Servant, retiring in 1972. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sandusky, where he played on the dartball team. He was a former member of St. John Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, and was a charter member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, Catawba. Ed was a 50-year member of the Boy Scouts of America. He received the District Award of Merit from three different Boy Scout Councils; Toledo, Pennsylvania and Heart of Ohio. He was also a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by two brothers, Richard (Olive) Lafer of Brained, Minn. and Philip (Marilyn) Lafer of Harrison, Idaho; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by parents, Edward F. and Mary (Jameson) Lafer Sr. and niece, Cindy Lafer.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. Friday until military services at 10 a.m. in the Giffin Chapel of the Ohio Veterans Home, 3416 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Chaplain Paul Birmingham will officiate. Burial will be in the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery. Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, Sandusky, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2211 Mills St., Sandusky, or to the Boy Scouts of America.