Edward W. Kleinschmidt
Blythe, GA – Edward Walter Kleinschmidt, 49, loving husband of Peggy Council Kleinschmidt, entered into rest Wednesday morning, May 23, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Stephen Acree officiating. Interment will follow in the Blythe Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ed was the oldest of three children born to Loretta and Lee Kleinschmidt Jr. in Oak Creek WI, where he graduated from Oak Creek HS and Milwaukee Area Technical College with a chemical degree. He joined his family in their move to GA in 2004. He then met and married the love of his life—his soulmate. Ed adored Disney and Disney characters, especially Goofy; enjoyed baking, especially cookies and cupcakes; was interested in wildlife and endangered species; and was an avid sports fan, especially Nascar, golf and the Packers. He was a strong, yet caring, man who was very charitable and loved to help people. His greatest love was for his family whom he cherished dearly. Ed was a special person who will be greatly missed.
Other survivors include two brothers, Tim Kleinschmidt (Susan) and Bill Kleinschmidt (Lisa); a “second mother”, Alice Trujillo; three step children, Carl Jordan (Carrie), George Jordan, and Janet J. Hohlwein (Johnny); five grandchildren, Dalton, Drew, Brandon, Skye and Gabrielle; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be Tre Bertucci, Victor Bertucci, Robert Grisby, Johnny Hohlwein, Carl Jordan, Dalton Jordan, Bill Kleinschmidt and Tommy Maglohon.
Because of his untimely and unexpected passing, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Peggy C. Kleinschmidt, 3610 Hwy 88, Blythe GA 30805.
The family will receive friends Friday, May 25, 2012 from 6:00-8:00PM at James Funeral Home.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day—
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
For I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much—
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.