May 5, 2011

Edwin Eugene Edwards

Edwin Eugene Edwards age 91 of Lincoln, Nebraska died on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at his home in Lincoln.  He was born on March 23, 1920 in Lincoln to Andrew Wallace and Hazel Marie (Cooper) Edwards.  He graduated from Jackson High School and went on to Ohio State University where he earned an Engineering degree.  Edwin served in the US Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1953.  He married Joyce Nichols of Denver, Colorado in 1940.  To that union were born Sandra, Edwina and Robert.  For years Edwin and Joyce operated Joyce and Eddie’s Cafe in Havelock, then moved to Estes Park, Colorado where they owned and operated the Continental Restaurant and Lounge and other businesses.  After Joyce’s death in 1981 he retired to Lincoln.  

In 1988 he married Mary Catlin in Lincoln, where they continued to live along with son Ron.  They enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.  Edwin was an avid car enthusiast and a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of Grace Community Church.  

Edwin is survived by his wife, Mary of Lincoln; children, Sandra and Vic Spencer of Loveland, Colorado; Edwina and Jim Young of Lincoln; Robert L. and Mary Edwards of Conroe, Texas; stepchildren, Linda and Norman Clark of Havelock, North Carolina; Rosa and Dan Cumming of Michigan; Ron Catlin of Lincoln; Peggy and Philip Hall of Bakersfield, California; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Laird of Sun City, Florida; many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jack, Wesley, Robert LeRoy, sisters, Frances, Hazel, Naomi, his first wife, Joyce. Cremation/no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Thompson officiating. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.


  1. Have many fond memories of Eddie.We shared a common love of cars, worked on many of Eddies cars over the years, he loved his Jeep and pink T-Bird.He will be missed by many.

  2. I have some great memories of Uncle Eddie and Uncle Wesley coming to visit my parents (Jack and Jo). I knew they were brothers, but as a young child I was still amazed how much they looked alike and acted alike. Blessings to Uncle Eddie’s family.

    Andrea Edwards Koontz
    Bremen, IN

  3. Sandy, Edwina and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was a great person and did a lot for the youth of our time. He lived a long life; you are fortunate to have had him as your father.

    Our condolences.


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