Edward Joseph Mauritson
August 5, 1930 – November 23, 2019
Edward J. Mauritson died peacefully on November 23, 2019 in IU Health Hospice House with his family and companion by his side. Ed was the son of Lorenz and Delia (Cumming) Mauritson, born in Queens, NY on August 5, 1930.
Ed was retired from the US Air Force after serving 22 years as a Master Sergeant in the flight refueling division in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He then moved to Bloomington where he worked at the IU Physical Plant and Jordan Plant as a maintenance man for 20 years.
Ed was a Life Member of the Bloomington VFW and Honorary Life Member of the American Legion Post 18 and Am Vets. He was the Commander of the Bloomington Veterans Honor Guard for 27 years.
Ed is survived by his sister; Carol (husband John) Nici, his companion; Diane Richardson, three daughters; Teresa Thissen, Glenda (husband Dick) May and Pam Mauritson, one son; Larry New, two step-daughters; Colleen Kay (husband Jan) Perry and Zina Beth Ann (partner Michele) Mater, two step-sons; Anthony Wayne (wife Glenna) Johnson and Paul Mauritson, and a step-son-in-law; Robert Bastin.
He is also survived by six grandchildren; Sara Rose Leffler, David Leffler Jr., Jason New, Alan May, Ben (wife Tiffany) Paulus, Blake (wife Sarah) Paulus, four step-grandchildren; Elizabeth “Liza” Renee Perry, Casidy Mater, Samantha Johnson and Cassidy Johnson, six great-grandchildren; Mykeala Taylor, Aiden New , Sophia New, Everett Paulus, Kaci Paulus, and Holden Paulus, three step-great-granddaughters; Madison Elsabeth Sample, Abigail Rose Sample and Maria Castillo and one step great-grandson; Jordan Castillo.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his step-daughter; Michelle Lynn Bastin, two brothers; John Mauritson and Gottiford Maurtison and one sister; Christina Murphy and a step-granddaughter; Jana Marie Castillo.
Friends may call on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St., Bloomington, Indiana 47401. The service will include military honors performed by the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard and the U.S. Air Force.
If friends so desire, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard, C/O The American Legion, Burton Woolery Post 18, 1800 W Third St, Bloomington, IN 47404.
Monroe County Veterans Honor Guard
C/O American Legion Burton Woolery Post 18, 1800 W Third St , Bloomington, Indiana 47404
- Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019
Edward Joseph Mauritson
November 30, 2019
Ed you were my second dad. You showed me what the definition of a true man is. You faced life with a positive attitude and a smile. Your work ethic was impeccable and you never turned down a friend in need. You took great care of Michelle’s mom until she passed and showed me how to stand by my wife during her battle with cancer. I only hope I turn out to be half the man you are! Thank you for treating me like a son! I salute you, I honor you, and I love you. You will be sorely missed!
November 30, 2019
As you are laid to rest today there are so many wonderful memories helping me make it through the day. The most memorable ones are the trips you made out to California and we went camping and crabbing. Although I can't make it, I am thankful that I was able to be there during your final hours and say goodbye. You will forever be in my heart and forever "19". Rest in peace dad. 💕💕💕
November 28, 2019
I loved my dad so much. One of my fondest memories is him pushing me on a swing when i was little. We would always sing the song You Are My Sunshine. I cry every time i sing that song because it makes me miss him so much. I always felt so loved by him and I loved him as well. I will miss you dad but i am so glad you are out of pain. Some people know what this means and it will forever make me smile "Ah Come On" Love you Dad.
Your Daughter Glenda
November 24, 2019
What a wonderful man. I worked with him for several years at IU. I was so honored when I saw Ed standing at attention at my father's funeral service. He handed me the shells that had been shot in honor of my father. I thought so much of him. Prayers to all his family.