Edward A. Whitlock, Green Bay, age 83, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021. He was born January 19, 1938 in Chicago and raised by the late Sterling and Josephine (Minarek) Whitlock. On September 6, 1961, he married Martha J. Simpson in Green Bay.
Ed was a graduate of East High School with the class of 1955. He served his country in the U. S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960. Ed was employed as a pressman at the Press Gazette then moved on to start the Daily News which later became known as the Green Bay News-Chronicle. He was eventually employed as a sheet metal fabricator for Paper Converting Machine Company until his retirement in 2000. He attended First United Methodist Church where he ushered until he was not able. Ed was a member of the Golden Arrow Archery Club, enjoyed bowling, was president of Paper Converting Bowling League, and played fast-pitch softball. He was an avid runner, known as Fast Eddie. Ed completed 24 marathons including the Boston Marathon with his final marathon in London. He also coached his granddaughter’s soccer team’s for 11 years. Ed enjoyed golf, playing guitar, traveling to London, Paris, Hawaii, Alaska, and many bus trips with friends from J & J Travelers, going up north fishing, and spending time with his family. Ed was also a private pilot. He enjoyed flying to various locations for many years. Edward enjoyed watching the Packers, Badgers and the Brewers. He loved to eat and enjoyed his monthly breakfasts with members of his running club.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha; two daughters, Jean Whitlock and Lisa (Dave) Malmberg; his grandchildren, Kasey Malmberg (fiancé Matthew Deneys), and Hannah Malmberg; one great -grandson, Mason Deneys; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Joyce (Woelfel) Ostrand, one granddaughter, Erin Malmberg, and two brothers-in-law, William Simpson and Herbert Simpson; and one sister-in-law, Joyce Simpson-Fawcett.
Visitation for Edward will be held Friday, May 21, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue concluded with military honors. Visitation will continue Saturday, May 22, from 9:30 until the funeral service at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe Street, Green Bay, with Deacon Dave Wilkinson officiating. CDC guidelines will be followed in church. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Edward’s family on his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to The Green Bay Rescue Squad, ICU and 9th floor staff at St. Vincent Hospital for their care and concern for Edward.
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