Ed Poth, 75, of Bristol, died at 9:53 am on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at
his residence after a brief illness. He was born on December 6, 1938 in
Elkhart. On April 6, 1963 in Elkhart he married Karen Lee, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are three daughters - Crystal (Randy)
Thomas of Bristol, Lori (Tim) Mailand of Coldwater, MI, Candy (Dameman)
Scaets of Columbus, OH; two sons - Charles, Jr. (Teresa) Poth of
Mishawaka, Don (Kristy) Poth of Pickerington, OH; nine grandchildren,
seven great grandchildren; two sisters - Pat (Devon) Beehler of Elkhart,
Betty Kile of Cabool, MO; a brother - Larry (Phyllis) Volkman of Saint Paul,
MN. He was preceded in death by his parents- Clinton and Georgia Estes
and a sister Bev Headly. He had worked as an over the road truck driver
and he was an avid bowler. He was a US Air Force veteran serving during
the Korean War. Ed was a huge John Wayne fan and memorabilia
collector. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday
February 5, 2014 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Elkhart County Cancer Society.
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Great guy, fun to be around, Will surely be missed by all.
From: Ronald & Patricia Lantz SR
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So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I'll remember him as a good man that
loved his family. I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Marcia Chupp
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I have so many great memory's growing up and staying with you guys he
was my fav uncle was like a second dad to me. He would take me and
Chris and Chuck to get donuts on sat mornings at Dixie Cream. He was a
wonderful man, my love to all the family now. He will see my dad in
heaven and say hi Mr. G. that's what he called my dad when he saw him.
From: Deb Schuelke and family
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I never got to know you personaly but i did know you daughter and
granddaughter you had the most wonderful dad loved by many you will
be greatly missed
From: Shannon Bright
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My condolences to the family. Ed was a good man and he will be missed.
He and Karen made a good couple and raised a good family.
From: Karen Risher
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Daddy I'm missing you like crazy u was my rock u had every answer to
my questions. U will always be in my heart and I cant wait to come home
to be with you
From: love always ur baby girl Candy
There's a well-established old saying: "Like father, Like son" and so is
true for Ed Poth and my husband, Don. Ed has inspired many of his
interests, skills, and personality. Common interests which can now be
carried with him as we look back fondly.
Ed was such a central part of the Poth family and will truly be missed.
To all other family members and friends: I wish you peace, courage, and
comfort to face the days ahead, and loving memories of Ed to forever
hold in your heart.
From: Kristy Poth
Good bye Uncle Ed.
I'll always remember your visits when driving over the road and when you
and the family would come to Minnesota for the State Fair. Rest in Peace.
From: Karen Volkman
My favorite memory of Ed is remembering a pleasant summer day and
seeing Ed at the ball field watching his grandson play baseball. He
always had on a ball cap and a smile. My condolences to the family. We
will all miss Ed.
From: Terri and KenBeswick
We will always remember Ed Poth also he is my grandfather. My favorite
thing about grandpa is that he always wanted to know want I was up to.
When I see John Wayne I instantly think of grandpa. I will always
remember my grandpa.
From: Alex Poth