Edmond R. Regel “BIG ED” 82, of Longmont, Colo. died May 18, 2013 at Life Care Center in Longmont. He was born July 10, 1930 to Edmund and Josephine (Straub) Regel in New York, NY. On June 8, 1952 he married Erna Janet Johannes in New York City. They were married 60 years. On Sept 13, 1954 Edmond entered the Army serving our county for two years.
He loved photography and oil painting, wood working and telling stories was his favorite past time. He also enjoyed boating, fishing and traveling and being with his family. He loved to fly and received his private pilot license. Ed was the director of purchasing for McGuckin Hardware for 24 years before he retired. He and Erna moved to Longmont in 2006 from retirement in Sunrise Beach MO.
He is survived by his daughter Diane Patricia Mitchell of Pottstown, PA; Her children Thomas Mitchell of Bally, PA, Kristin Truslow of Rising Sun, MD and Jessica Mitchell of Pottstown, PA; His son Edward Charles Regel and wife Kathy of Longmont; Children Ryan C. Regel of St Louis. MO and Todd C. Regel of Longmont, Great Granddaughter Hailey Rae Regel, His Daughter Susan Janet Chrisman and husband James of Niwot: Children Valerie Johnson of Longmont and Scot Chrisman of Niwot.
A celebration of life will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1335 Francis Street in Longmont. A time of fellowship is planned following the worship service. In Lieu of flowers friends may donate to the Edmond R. Regel memorial fund c/o Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services. Memories may be shared at www.carroll-lewellen.com. Cremation entrusted to Carroll-Lewellen Funeral & Cremation Services.