Edward J. Fleming, 82, of Norwalk, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.
He was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Tiffin and moved to Attica where he farmed family land. After graduating in 1943 from Attica High School, Ed entered the U.S. Army and served his country in the South Pacific as a cryptographer for the 24th Infantry in the Philippines and Japan. He married Frances Pirrung Sept. 27, 1946. He moved to Norwalk in 1955 with his wife, where they raised seven children In 1981, he retired from Wikel Bulk Express in Huron. He enjoyed fly-in fishing trips to Canada and his 19 years traveling and camping inhistrailer.HewasamemberofSt. Paul Catholic Church in Norwalk and the WBCCI Airstream Club.
Heissurvivedbyhiswife,Frances P. Fleming of Norwalk; daughters, Sue (Tom) Churchill of Norwalk, Pat (Bob) Galvin of Maumee, Sandy Fleming of Maumee, Martie Aiello of Clyde and Joanie (John) Moosman of Perrysburg; sons, Mike (Mary) Fleming of Norwalk and Steve (Wendie) Fleming of Wellington; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Anna Fleming; sisters, Kathryn (Best) Stein, Margaret Missler, Loretta Schneider and Bernice Schneider; brother, Vince Fleming; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Moosman.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Frank Kehres, pastor of the church, will officiate.BurialwillfollowatSt.Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to St. Paul Catholic Church, Building Fund, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH, 44857.