18 June 1963 Tonawanda News
Edward Daigler, Civic Leader, Dies
Edward Daigler, 67, of 200 Delaware Road, Kenmore, prominent in civic and business affairs in Kenmore for most of his 44 years here, died yesterday morning at his home following a short illness.
Prayers will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the William A. Rolling Funeral Home, 3000 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, followed by a Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Paulâ€™s Church, Kenmore. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Mr. Daigler, owner of the Kenmore Moving and Storage Co. and the Kenmore Coal and Fuel Oil Co., both of 16 Lincoln Blvd., Kenmore, was a native of Pendleton where his parents operated a farm.
He came to Kenmore in 1918 at the age of 21 and went to work for the coal and ice firm which he purchased eight years later. The name was changed to the Kenmore Coal & Ice Co., then to its present title.
An agent for North American Van Lines Inc. for 25 years, Mr. Daigler formed the Kenmore Moving and Storage Co. in 1941. He was vice president of the Bettinger Coal and Coke Co. until its merger with Spaulding-Yates Inc. of Buffalo two years ago.
He was past president of both the Rotary Club of Kenmore and Kenmore Merchants Association. He headed the Rotarians from 1947 to 1948 and had been cited for a 28-year record of perfect attendance at weekly meetings.
President of the merchantsâ€™ group in 1937 and 1938, Mr. Daigler last year was awarded a plaque for 20 years of service as its treasurer.
He was president of the St. Paulâ€™s Church Ushers and Holy Name Societies and was a member of the Menâ€™s Sustaining Societies of both Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mt. St. Maryâ€™s Academy.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Anna Daigler, Pendleton; his wife, the former Elizabeth Thuman; a son, Vincent A. Daigler, Town of Tonawanda; three daughters, Mrs. William E. Poulsen, Mrs. John B. Henshaw, both of the Town of Tonawanda, and Mrs. John L. Fermoil, Rochester.
Also, by two sisters, Mrs. Henry Leising, Pendleton, and Mrs. Herman Monklebaum, Holland; three brothers, Norman G. Daigler, Kenmore; Lawrence Daigler, Town of Tonawanda; and Oscar Daigler, Pendleton; and 12 grandchildren.