Edward Henry Honebein

19 October, 195024 June, 2020

Edward H. Honebein was “born to be wild” in Brush, Colorado to Juanita M. Honebein (Kitzmann) and Willis H. Honebein on October 19th 1950. He was one of five siblings. Ed lived his life fearlessly and always marched to the beat of his own drum. Ed graduated from Loveland High School in 1969 and shortly after joined the Navy to serve his country in the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Rowen DD782 as a boiler technician, stationed in Yokohama, Japan and in San Diego. He served from 1969 to 1973.

A Moped purchased from hard earned money and without his father’s knowledge, sparked a long life passion for motorcycles. Ed went on to create his business and legacy; Hawg Wild Custom Choppers. He started in his living room and grew his business from the ground up. Ed was a self-taught mechanic, painter and motorcycle craftsman. Ed created a sense of brotherhood in his business and was always willing to share his knowledge. He never passed on an opportunity to lend a helping hand and would be there to tell you a story if you just needed a laugh. Ed was a friend to many people all over the world. He loved hosting Motorcycle Swap Meets where he would personally welcome young and old to enjoy the experiences and culture he loved so much. He would often travel out of state to enjoy other swap meets far and wide.

Even with running his business, Ed always maintained a strong sense of family. He was extremely proud of his son Daniel for following his footsteps into the US Navy and would often boast about him to strangers. Ed met and married his wife Cindy Ann Honebein on April 6th 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada and had 2 daughters. Ed loved spending time with Son, Daughters, Nieces and Nephews, grandchildren and all the kids around the neighborhood he “adopted” along the way. He enjoyed many outdoor activities like fishing, horseback riding, boating and Motorcycle riding. He had an interest in music and took lessons in guitar and violin. Ed had a passion for learning that carried out throughout his life.

Edward Honebein passed away peacefully on June 24th, 2020, and is survived by

Wife: Cindy Honebein, Son: CDR Daniel (Nina) Honebein, Daughters: Michelle (Morgan) Poeschl, and Marie (Kyle) Clayburn, His Sister: Frog (Doc) Marshall, His Brothers: Jerry “Jake” (Gail) Honebein and Bill (Donna) Honebein, Grandchildren: Benjamin, Henry, Kyla and Jackson, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and distant relatives.

Edward is proceeded in death by his father Willis Honebein, his mother Juanita Honebein (Kitzmann), his nephew Tom Marshall, friends and relatives.

The Celebration of Edward Honebein’s life will be announced at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.


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Edward Henry Honebein

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Mitch Sauget

1 August 2020

When I got out of the navy in 1977, I bought a brand new Super Glide. About six months later, Ed and Rolf completed it. What a COOL bike it was. Some where in his shop, there are tons of photos of my bike. RIP, brother.
Mitch Sauget

Roy Schaeffer

23 July 2020

Eddie, My Friend,
It was so good to see you at our 50th reunion. It had been so many years---
We got to talk a bit & catch up. You were a great friend as we grew up & went to school in Loveland. Our lives were both interrupted by that damn Vietnam war, But luckily we made it home. Lots Didn't.... I Know you were fighting exposure to "agent orange". We all feared that.
It was a pleasure to have known you -- I will remember!!
Condolences to your wife Cindy & your Babies & Grand Babies & the rest of your Family.
I lost My younger Brother Glen on the 12th of June 2020 and his best bud Mike Krogmeyer the 13th, a day later, so say Hi when you see them.
Gods speed & Rest In Peace.
Your Friend
Roy Schaeffer

Alvin Kitzmann

13 July 2020

I never knew Ed, my cousin, until I came to Colorado. I may have met him sooner than the late 70’s, but what I do remember is a man with a dream. I’d gone to his shop with my father, and Ed was sharing, “And here Uncle Benny will be the store, and here will be the repair/rebuild area, and here...” Ed continued, telling us what it would be one day. No mind to the fact that it was a diamond in the rough, Ed saw not what it was, but what it would become. Ed, you made it happen, and your dream will live on. Rest easy, cousin. You are a man with a vision, and you are missed by many.

Derek Hjerleid

5 July 2020

I met Ed when I was at my lowest in life and was getting ready to do some stupid things. He didn't know me from anyone but his advice was I needed to get to work. He put me in a small place he had and set me up with his brother to do some work for him. I went on to work with Ed for four years. Traveling to California every month for swap meets we got to know each other well. Everybody knew Ed when we would arrive. He loved talking to people and he loved the biker lifestyle. I know he will be missed by many and my heart goes out to his family for their loss. I know that Ed saved my life and I will always be grateful for that. Rest in peace my friend.

Jeanette Dowdy

3 July 2020

Sending my heartfelt condolences.
I am so very sorry for your profound loss, Ed was a man full of life , who clearly loved his family. ❤️

Carrie Bordenaro

3 July 2020

I met Ed in 2010 or 2011. He donated a booth at his swap meet in Greeley so I could advertise a poker run i was working on. We stayed in touch over the years and I am so sad he is gone. May you RIP Ed😥

Jim Stieff

3 July 2020

Meet him years ago when he asked me to do his garage doors. He always complained about prices. We had fun and he always invited me to his parties but we had young kids and could never go but I stopped at shop a lot

Sandy Robinson-Perez

29 June 2020

Ed held a special place in my heart. I have went to Hawg Wild for years with my husband Mike. Ed, would always greet me with a smile, and there's my girl. Godspeed my friend, you will be missed. Thank you for my hummingbird. I will treasure it.