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Edwin Sullivan

Edwin R "Ed" Sullivan

Monday, July 5th, 1937 - Thursday, March 19th, 2020
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Obituary

Edwin (Ed) Sullivan, 82, of Onalaska and formerly of Trempealeau, died on Thursday, March 19th, at Gundersen Health System after a long courageous battle with Inclusion Body Myositis. He was born on July 5, 1937 in La Crosse to Edwin J. and Lydia A. (Gautsch) Sullivan.

Survivors include his wife Sally, daughters Kathy (Alan) Van Vleet, Sara (Shane) Stoner and Paula Stoner. His five grandchildren, Billy Skemp (friend Marissa Colbert), Braeden (Jessica) Stoner, Alana (Jordan) Docken, Erik Van Vleet and Nicholas (Beatrice) Stoner and three great grandchildren, Milo and Jet Stoner, and Asher Docken.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held at a later date.

Our family would like to thank Gundersen Health System and the Palliative care team, especially Linda Groon, MD, Kyla Lee, MD, Jason Hatfield, PA, and all the nurses and respiratory therapy team on the 6th Floor for their incredible love, compassion and care.

Memorials may directed to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, The Children's Miracle Network and Aquinas Catholic Schools.
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    ONALASKA, WI

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  • US Marine Corps

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Sara Fredrickson

Posted at 09:57am
Hello you don't know me but you know my sister Sandy Fredrickson, I am her older sister Sara. I am posting this on her behalf. she has been part of the family Team Sullivan since the age of 15 and still continues to work there at the age of 36. She has been a loyal dedicated employee for over twenty years, having dealt mostly with Mrs. Sullivan. On her behalf and on behalf of myself I send this condolence to the family, children and grandchildren on your loss. Prayers and sympathies during this time as you grieve and mourn your lost loved one. Thoughts and prayers be with you all.
Sincerely Sara and Sandy Fredrickson
LB

Lana Buchner

Posted at 10:11pm
Sally, Kathy, Paula, Sara and the entire Sullivan family, I am saddened to hear of Ed's passing. I send my condolences, thoughts, prayers and well wishes for you all at this difficult time. He will be remembered fondly from our time at the restaurant. Again, Todd and I send out deepest sympathy. Lana Buchner (Dr. Mueller's assistant)
SO

Sue Olson

Posted at 11:11am
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I remember when Ed and Sally had their radio show. My Mom would listen all the time as would I. Mom asked them to play several songs, but I remember how tickled she was when she requested "Pistol Packin Mama" and they plated it. They brought happiness to many listeners.
RK

Ron Kind

Posted at 05:02pm
Tawni and I are so sorry to learn about the passing of Ed. Ed was a larger than life community member who helped make living in the Coulee region such a special place. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sally and the family during this sad time. Congressman Ron Kind
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Ray Michalko

Posted at 03:36pm
To Sally and Family,
Ray and I were sorry to read the loss of Ed. I know we spent a lot of Saturday's listening to your program and we were lost for a while when it ended. Now we think back when we would see Ed at the mall walking his quick pace and with his headphones on and always wearing a smile and would greet us and wave. We want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed, was one of a kind and we know he's looking down on you and hoping all your lights are green. God Bless You All. Take Care Sal.
Ray and Vickie Michalko
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