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Ed Wright


MADISON — Services for Ed Wright, 60, of Madison will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Barry Williams officiating, burial in Crown Hill Cemetery and military rites by American Legion Post 35, VFW Post 5763 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Resseguie Funeral Home.

He died Monday, April 26, 2010, at Faith Regional Health Services.


Ed was born in Glendale, Calif., the son of Leonard and Doris (Harvey) Wright. He moved with his family to Sioux City where he graduated from Leeds High School in 1968. He graduated from a trade school in Wisconsin for electronics before enlisting in the U.S. Navy and serving from Nov. 6, 1969, to March 21, 1974.

He worked for Dale Electronics for 24 years and then for Lindsay Manufacturing, Countryside Home, Madison fairgrounds and had been working at the Madison Food Pride since 2005.

Ed had many things he loved to do. He trained dogs for 20 years. He was a leader for the Boy Scouts of America, did a lot of work with 4-H dog-training kids and referred to all of them as his kids, loved fishing and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he had served as a trustee.

Ed married Sharon (Knapp) Tillema on Feb. 14, 1999, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Ed is survived by his wife, Sharon Wright of Madison; his son, Jeremy of Norfolk; daughter Stephanie and her husband, Christopher (Kelly) Scott of Yokosuka, Japan; stepdaughter Adelia Powell of International Falls, Minn.; sister Nelda Wright of Springfield, Mo.; two grandsons, one stepgrandson and one stepgranddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his infant children.

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