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Edward Weisenfels

January 28, 1936October 6, 2021
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Edward William Weisenfels, age 85, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in his home in Greenwood surrounded by family and friends. Ed was born January 28, 1936 in Morrison Bluff, Arkansas to Francis (Seiter) and Henry Weisenfels. Ed was the youngest of five siblings, Loretta Seibold, Cecelia Alatorie, Al Weisenfels & Andy Weisenfels who have predeceased him along with his first wife Rosemary (Redding) Weisenfels. Growing up in Morrison Bluff on a farm Ed knew hard work at an early age. Working in the fields, milking cows and gardening were everyday chores. This prepared him for future success as he strove to succeed in his activities. The Weisenfels family moved to Fort Smith and Ed graduated from St. Anne’s Academy in 1954. He joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Polk, LA and Fort Knox, Kentucky. After serving and along the way he met Rosemary and they where married August 11, 1962. He worked in various factories in Fort Smith and wanting to better his education he attended the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and graduated with a degree in Business in 1970. He owned a pallet company “STAMPCO” in Fort Smith for many years that was very successful until he retired. He was a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Fort Smith, Kiwanis and Focus in Greenwood. He loved quail hunting, fishing, golfing, and camping with his family. After retirement he enjoyed working on his 20 acres raising cattle, gardening, traveling and enjoying his grandkids. After losing Rosemary in 2004 he got very involved in the Kiwanis where he rekindled a church friendship with Dorothy. They where married on May 5, 2007 and enjoyed many years together traveling and just loving each other. Ed is survived by his wife Dorothy (Pazdera) Weisenfels, his daughter Michelle & husband Doug Lensing, his four grandsons Aaron (Sarah) Lensing, Ryan Lensing, Evan (Lundon)Lensing and Micah Lensing. He has one great granddaughter Ellis Rose and another one on the way in a few days, Heidi Renee. He is also survived by his niece Debbie (Larry) McGee that Ed and Rosemary took under their wings after her mothers’ death, as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he adored. Pall bearers will be his four grandsons Aaron, Ryan, Evan & Micah Lensing, Larry McGee & Barry Shepherd Special thanks go to his wonderful caregivers: Todd, Cathy, Bill & Carol from Home Instead and Angela, Jennifer & Ann that helped in the evening/night shift keeping Ed comfortable. Thanks to Dr. Charles Craft and Dr. Janice Keating for their care, Area Agency on Aging and Hospice. Memorials may be made to St. Sabina & Mary Catholic Church, 1301 Frank St, Barling, AR 72923. Online condolences may be sent to: www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Aaron Lensing, Active Pallbearer
  • Ryan Lening, Active Pallbearer
  • Evan Lensing, Active Pallbearer
  • Micah Lensing, Active Pallbearer
  • Larry McGee, Active Pallbearer
  • Barry Shepherd, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Sabina & Mary Catholic Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Rosary

    Sunday, October 10, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, October 11, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Patti Logan

October 12, 2021

What a very sweet and special man! His smile could light up a room. He will sorely missed!!

Guy Elmore

October 11, 2021

Uncle Ed was a kind and Godly man , blessing to all who knew him .

Tom Seiter

October 10, 2021

A great cousin, he will be missed by all who knew him.

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Biography

Edward William Weisenfels, age 85, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021 in his home in Greenwood surrounded by family and friends. Ed was born January 28, 1936 in Morrison Bluff, Arkansas to Francis (Seiter) and Henry Weisenfels. Ed was the youngest of five siblings, Loretta Seibold, Cecelia Alatorie, Al Weisenfels & Andy Weisenfels who have predeceased him along with his first wife Rosemary (Redding) Weisenfels.
Growing up in Morrison Bluff on a farm Ed knew hard work at an early age. Working in the fields, milking cows and gardening were everyday chores. This prepared him for future success as he strove to succeed in his activities.
The Weisenfels family moved to Fort Smith and Ed graduated from St. Anne’s Academy in 1954. He joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Polk, LA and Fort Knox, Kentucky. After serving and along the way he met Rosemary and they where married August 11, 1962.
He worked in various factories in Fort Smith and wanting to better his education he attended the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and graduated with a degree in Business in 1970. He owned a pallet company “STAMPCO” in Fort Smith for many years that was very successful until he retired.
He was a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Fort Smith, Kiwanis and Focus in Greenwood. He loved quail hunting, fishing, golfing, and camping with his family.
After retirement he enjoyed working on his 20 acres raising cattle, gardening, traveling and enjoying his grandkids. After losing Rosemary in 2004 he got very involved in the Kiwanis where he rekindled a church friendship with Dorothy. They where married on May 5, 2007 and enjoyed many years together traveling and just loving each other.
Ed is survived by his wife Dorothy (Pazdera) Weisenfels, his daughter Michelle & husband Doug Lensing, his four grandsons Aaron (Sarah)Lensing, Ryan Lensing, Evan (Lundon)Lensing and Micah Lensing. He has one great granddaughter Ellis Rose and another one on the way in a few days, Heidi Renee. He is also survived by his niece Debbie (Larry) McGee that Ed and Rosemary took under their wings after her mothers’ death, as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he adored.
Rosary will be at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith Sunday @ 6 p.m. and Funeral services will be Monday @ 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church with interment at the National Cemetery with Military Honors. Services are entrusted to Edwards Funeral Home.
Pall bearers will be his four grandsons Aaron, Ryan, Evan & Micah Lensing, Larry McGee & Barry Shepherd
Special thanks go to his wonderful caregivers: Todd, Cathy, Bill & Carol from Home Instead and Angela, Jennifer & Ann that helped in the evening/night shift keeping Ed comfortable. Thanks to Dr. Charles Craft and Dr. Janice Keating for their care, Area Agency on Aging and Hospice.
Memorials may be made to St. Sabina & Mary Catholic Church, 1301 Frank St, Barling, AR 72923.
Online condolences may be sent to: www.edwardsfuneralhome.com.