Here is a copy of Edward Percy's obituary as it appears in today's (27 Oct 2011) Spooner Advocate on page 7B:
Edward E. Percy, 63, of Shell Lake died on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at his home.
He was born on February 3, 1948, in Farmington, Minn., to Everett and Doris (Heschke) Percy. Ed was raised in Hastings, Minn., and started operating heavy equipment at an early age.
At age 15, Ed joined the Navy to serve in Vietnam, and graduated from high school after his true age was discovered and he was excused from military service.
Ed was a security guard for five years in St. Paul before moving to Wisconsin to dairy farm. He also hauled mail for CW Fox from Spooner to Superior.
He was married in Shell Lake on January 22, 1988, to Laurie Jones.
Ed was an EMT for the Shell Lake hospital for 10 years and most recently, was working for Tri-State Lumber in the maintenance department until an accident and subsequent health conditions limited him.
Ed enjoyed fishing, hunting and motorcycling. His great love was his family, and he was a wonderful father, loving husband and devoted and caring grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie, of Shell Lake; two sons, Joshua (Rana) Cooper of Shell Lake and Edward Jr. (Kayla) Percy of Spooner; three daughters, Sarah (Daniel) Bent of Twin Lakes, Shauna King (Jeremy Cook) of Shell Lake, and Jessica Percy Hodges of Ferrum, Va.; nine grandchildren, John Bent, Joshua Bent, Levi Cooper, Lane Cooper, Kali King, Austin Klinkhammer, Alicia Marie Booth, Hunter Percy, and Brooke Percy; one brother, Richard Percy, of Ventura, Calif.; one sister, Carol Petry, of Frederic; and several nieces and nephews.
No services will be held at this time.
Skinner Funeral Home of Shell Lake is serving the family.