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Jerry G. Edman

February 26, 1944 ~ March 14, 2019 (age 75)



Jerry G. Edman, age 75 of Elkhart passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Greenleaf Health Campus in Elkhart. He was born on February 26, 1944 in Cloquet, Minnesota to George and Lola (Kimber) Edman. On November 21, 1964 he married Martha “Marty” Messick in Mound, MN.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marty, their children, Heidi Gaskill of Elkhart, Wendy (Rene) Echartea of Elkhart, Todd (Jacinda) Edman of Niles, MI, and Mindy (Kyle) Stoops of Goshen. Also surviving are their grandchildren, Alex, Evan, Elli, Emerson, Clayton, Colton, Cooper, Michael, Mia, Molly, Paxton and Hazel as well as his sister Darlene Edman of Minneapolis, MN. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his son-in-law, Gregg Gaskill.

Jerry graduated from the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Bachelors Degree and received his Associates of Art Degree. He was the Founder of Pitstop USA and he was C.E.O. of Executive Grounds Care for over 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and animal lover. He enjoyed playing hockey for the University of Minnesota where in 1965 his team won the Big Ten Championship.

Friends may visit with family from 2pm to 4pm on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd, Elkhart, IN. A celebration of Jerry’s life memorial service will be at 4pm at the funeral home. Rev. Bob VanKempen will officiate. Memorial donations in memory of Jerry may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 1820 East Day Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 County Road 19, Bristol, IN 46507. Online line condolence may be left for the Edman family at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson funeral home website.


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March 22, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

Memorial Service
March 22, 2019

4:00 PM
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home
1531 Cobblestone Boulevard
Elkhart, IN 46514

March 23, 2019

10:00 AM
Rice Cemetery
400 James Street
Elkhart, IN 46516


Humane Society of Elkhart County
54687 County Road 19, Bristol IN 46507
Tel: 1-574-848-4225

Harbor Light Hospice
1820 East Day Road, Mishawaka IN 46545
Tel: 1-574-254-1041

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