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Edwin "Ed" Sadlon


Edwin "Ed" George Sadlon, 92, of Masonville,
entered into his eternal rest on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop with Pastor Kurt Pasko officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, and until services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Interment with military rites will be held at Fontana Cemetery, south of Hazleton.
Ed Sadlon was born July 20, 1924, in
Cedar Township, Linn County, Iowa, the son of George and Bessie Zobeck Sadlon. After completing his
education, Ed joined the U.S. Army on Oct. 19, 1944. He served during World War II in the Philippines until his honorable discharge on Nov. 23, 1946.
Ed was united in marriage to Kathleen "Kate" Vredenburg on March 5, 1952, in Cedar Rapids. To this union were born five children, Tony, Dixie, Rita, Robin and Wanda. They first farmed near the Urbana area, then moved to Rowley, Elkader and finally in 1967,
to their present farm southwest of Masonville. Kate
preceded Ed in death on Oct. 24, 2002.
Ed loved farming and cobbling together machinery. He was also an avid fisherman and accordion player. He especially enjoyed his loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kate; his son, Tony; his son-in-law, Al Long; two sisters, Lucille Hatfield and Louise Johnson; and his brother, Bob Sadlon.
Survivors include his four daughters, Dixie Long of Bertram, Rita Johnson of Ridgecrest, Calif., Robin (Don DeSotel) Paulsen of Manchester and Wanda Demmer of Dyersville; 12 grandchildren, Josh Long, Ryan Johnson, Daniel Paulsen, Gwen Paulsen, Jacob Paulsen, Steve Demmer, Erica Brake, Michelle Demmer, Tony Sadlon Jr., Sarah Harry, Stacey Oberbreckling and Tiffany Sadlon; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family wants to thank the staff at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home, Home Instead, St. Croix Hospice and Dr. May for their wonderful care these past few months.
Fawcett Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Winthrop is assisting the family with arrangements. Online at www.fawcettsfuneralhome.com under obituaries.