Edmund Arthur Brager

November 16, 1949March 22, 2020

EDMUND “Lucky” A. BRAGER, 70, beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle, passed on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Fort Wayne. He was born November 16, 1949, in Fort Wayne to Edmund and Doris (Berg) Brager. He graduated from South Side High School in 1969. Ed married his wife Linda June 14, 1969, and worked as a diesel mechanic at PTC/Citlink for over 40 years until retirement in 2011. Ed loved spending time with his family, enjoying summers at the lake, watching his grandkids play sports, and tinkering around and helping others. He was a proud Marine and loved his country. Ed has been with the love of his life since they were 15 years old and they had been married for over 50 years. Surviving are his wife Linda (Wenger), daughter Nikki (Matt) Foote, son Shane (Lila) Brager, grandchildren Jackson, Erin, Madison, Aaron and Kendal, and his mother Doris Brager. He was the eldest of eight children and the rock of his family. Ed is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Tom (Janet) Brager of Silver Lake, WI, Ron (Diane) Brager of Hoagland, Jenny (Mike) Matasci of Fort Wayne, Dale (Jane) Brager of Auburn, Lana (Ric) Bookmiller of Ossian, Betty Lou Prather of Fort Wayne, and Kenny (Ada) Brager of New Haven, IN; and his is mother-in-law Vera (Houser) Wenger. He was adored and loved by his many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, countless nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, as well as friends he considered family. He was preceded in death by son Chad Edmund Brager and father Edmund A Brager. We would like to give a special thanks to the Parkview doctors and nurses who took such wonderful care of our loved one. A private funeral will be held for immediate family and a celebration of life will take place at a later date. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Please send memorials to Parkwood Church of God. . Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guestbook go to


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Deb Smith- Wagner

March 28, 2020

So sorry for your families loss. God Bless you all. RIP Ed.

Maureen & Zach Gladieux

March 28, 2020

We are grieving with you Linda, Nikki & Matt, Shane, & family.
We are so sorry for your loss, but are happy for Ed reaching his eternal life.
Well done, good & faithful servant!
God Bless you all and bring you peace, until we are all together again!
Ed was a wonderful grandfather/ role model to my boys & I am grateful for he & Linda being in our lives! We are all blessed to know you! I will never forget him crawling around with a flashlight in the gravel driveway, determined to find Zachs first lost tooth! And not giving up until he located it! He was always willing to go the extra mile for us all.
I am so sorry for the no funeral rule right now, I am sad that I can't hug you all & laugh & cry with you & share memories of our love for Ed. Know that we are here for you if you need anything at all!
We love you! 💖💔💖
Maureen & Zach

Michele Line

March 27, 2020

Nikki and family,

I know how close you all are and how much your dad will be missed. He will forever be in your hearts, guiding you from above. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Love you all so much.

Tina Coleman

March 27, 2020

As a child I remember uncle Ed always being there when mom and Ron needed help with anything on the house. Then there are lots of lake memories. Ed was always the laid back one who was ALWAYS there for anyone. He was ALWAYS smiling. Rest In Peace Uncle Ed.

Marsha Gutierrez

March 26, 2020

Dear Brager family 🙏 we are all so very sorry. ED you were the BEST cousin ever. Your Love of family and friends made everyone Love you. We will miss you and love you forever. Rest in the arms of the Angels sweet ED. We know you were met in heaven by your dad and other family and friends. Until we meet again we love you. David and Marsha 🌹🌼

Joseph Gonzalez

March 26, 2020

Dear Linda, Nikki, and Shane,
Ed was one of the nicest persons that I have had the pleasure of knowing. I have always admired how strong your immediate and extended family bond is, and it's because of those in your family like Ed. May God continue to watch over your family.

Ken and Robin Foehl

March 25, 2020

Linda, we are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you and your family.
Your old campground neighbors,
Ken and Robin Foehl

Joan Mourey

March 25, 2020

Shane and Nikki. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Charles Young

March 25, 2020

Sincere condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.

Larry Eicher

March 25, 2020

Linda we are both so sorry to hear about Ed. Your family will be in our prayers and your faith in God will help you all through this sad time.