MUSCATINE, Iowa - Andrew James Edkin, 34, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008.
Memorial Service at Calvary Church. Reverend Dan Schoepf will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
Visitation at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home.
Andrew was born on December 28, 1973, in Davenport, the son of Bruce Aaron and Mary Alma Henkel Edkin.
He was a carpenter for Hy-Brand Construction.
Andrew lived his life to the fullest and was happy for every new day. He had a great sense of humor and always liked to make people laugh.
Survivors include a daughter, Chloe Lynn of Muscatine; his father, Dr. Bruce A. Edkin and wife, Lynann, of Illinois City, Illinois; his mother, Mary Watson of Muscatine; one brother, Jacob Edkin and wife, Crystal, of Ojo Caliente, New Mexico; one sister, Krista Graham and husband, Steve, of Muscatine; one half-brother, Bruce Edkin II of Rhode Island; two half-sisters, Bridget Edkin of New York and Regan Edkin of Illinois City, Illinois; his grandmother, Iris Edkin of Muscatine; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his fiancé, Christie Ortega, and his grandfather, Dr. Forest Edkin.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- George W. Edkin Jr., 71, Homestead, formerly of Muscatine, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004, at Miami Veteran's Hospital in Miami, Fla.
Memorial service at the Muscatine Church of Christ, 3603 Mulberry Ave.
Mr. Edkin was born Nov. 8, 1932, in St Joseph, Mo., the son of George W. and Flora Montgomery Edkin Sr. He married Barbara Golobish April 1, 1956, in Davenport, while attending Palmer Chiropractic College. She preceded him in death in 1983. He later married Marjorie Kanopka Dec. 24, 1988, and moved to Homestead.
As a young man he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He worked at the Bendix Corp., FarmAll, Hotel Muscatine and the Heinz Co. before serving as a police officer for the City of Muscatine for 22-plus years, retiring in 1986. He was proud to be a policeman and later a detective for the city. He was instrumental in implementing the Crimestopper program.
He loved to hunt, fish, golf and play horseshoes. Working in the garden at the Veteran's Hospital was his latest favorite pastime.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Edkin of Homestead; a son, Gregory W. Edkin and wife, Melody, of Muscatine; four grandchildren, Dustin Edkin of Davenport, Dyana, Emily and Eric Edkin, all of Muscatine; two sisters, Mildred Faschings of Savannah, Mo., LaRita Sievers of Rino Vista, Calif.; and a brother, Ace Edkin of Oakley, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Barbara; and two brothers, Forrest Edkin and Wayne Edkin.
COLUMBUS CITY, Iowa -- Dr. Forrest Edkin D.C., 79, of Columbus City, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at the Washington County Hospital in Washington.
A memorial service at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction. Burial will be at Columbus City Cemetery with full Military Rites.
There will be no visitation. A memorial has been established for the Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Junction.
Dr. Edkin was born Nov. 26, 1921, in Pueblo, Colo. the son of George and Flora Montgomery Edkin. He married Iris Eberhart on Jan. 4, 1942, in Lake Spanaway, Wash.
He was a chiropractor in Columbus Junction for 43 years. He was known as the 'Singing Sheriff' on Channel 6 (WOC-TV) for 3 years.
He was an U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a past member of the Allen Wright Hanft Post No. 100 American Legion, the Immanuel Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids, and attended the Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife, Iris; six children, Vivian Hudson and her husband, Ric, of Seattle, Wash., Forrest 'Frosty' Edkin, Jr. and his wife, Linda, Dr. Bruce Edkin D.C. and his wife, Lynanne, all of Muscatine, Cynthia Gregory and her husband, Ed, of Des Moines, Sylvia Carson and her husband, Dave, of Muscatine, and Dr. Roger Edkin D.C. and his wife, Pam, of Cedar Rapids; 23 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne Edkin of Topeka, Kan., George Edkin of Homestead, Fla., and Ace Edkin of Oakley, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Faching of St. Joseph, Mo., and LaRita Sievers of Rio Vista, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mark; and a grandson, Warren Beard.