OBITUARY

Edward R. Streacker

August 31, 1939April 27, 2019
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Edward “Ed” Raymond Streacker, 79, of Fremont passed peacefully Saturday morning April 27, 2019 at Elmwood Communities in Fremont surrounded by his family. Ed was born August 31, 1939 in Willoughby, Ohio to the late Anthony H. and Victoria M. (Droesch) Streacker. He was the youngest of five brothers, and always liked to say that “each one of them had a sister”. He graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School in 1957 and eventually joined his Father & brothers as they founded Streacker Tractor Sales, Inc. in 1945. They grew this business into the model of what equipment dealerships would become throughout North America. They were one of the first multi-location dealerships and pioneered the equipment rental business.

He was a devoted husband to the love of his life, Mary Ann, for 56 years, and an awesome father who taught his three sons the skills needed to not only fulfill the lives of their own families, but to also have a profound impact on the lives of others.

Ed was a trusted friend and advisor to so many in agriculture, construction, along with municipal and State governments. He was well known for his keen listening ear. Countless solutions were found in his office at the tractor dealership on the Northeast corner of Fremont.

He was a skilled craftsman who never turned away the opportunity to help with a project. In 1965 he began the construction of what would become the family cottage, and the 2nd love of his life, on the North Shore of McGregor Bay in Ontario, Canada. This will remain a lasting legacy for his grandchildren & generations to come.

Ed was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, past President of the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce Ag Society, and a quiet community philanthropist. Ed was generous not only with time, but with his talents and treasures as well. He was selected The Sandusky County Ag Businessman of the year. Ed was Chairman of the Fremont Octoberfest, Member of Fremont St. Joseph Church, where he served on the parish finance council, and sang in the choir. Ed was a Gonya-Hull Game Feed Volunteer of the year, member of the McGregor Bay Association, Georgian Bay Association, St. Christopher’s Church of McGregor Bay, The United Equipment Dealers Association, and the North American Equipment Dealers Association.

Ed is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, his three Sons: Jeff (Deb), Greg (Jennifer), and Brian (Bridgett) all of Fremont, grandchildren; Natasha, Jake, Alison, Nick, Mallory, Haleigh, Chase, Lucas, Logan, and Hadley, great-grandchildren; Alessandra and Peyton, and brother, Jim (Eleanor) of Tiffin. In addition to his parents, Ed was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Chesna, brothers; Herbert Streacker, Earl Streacker, Paul Streacker, and Sister, Rita Hammer.

Ed’s family would like to thank the staff of Elmwood of Fremont, Tiffin Mercy Hospital & Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care of our husband, father, father-in-law and grandfather!

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and for our Canadian Friends, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church – McGregor Bay, Ont. Canada. Visitation will take place Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a vigil service beginning at 7:30 pm at Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420. A Mass of Resurrection will be Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420. Rev. Michael Zacharias will be officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. .

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • Mass of Resurrection Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Jim Witker

May 4, 2019

Sorry to hear that Ed has passed away.
We lost a great friend to the agricultural community, and the community of Fremont.

Katrina Christian

May 1, 2019

Sending all our love, thoughts, and prayers! Ed sure was a sweet guy and I'm glad our girls got to know him! We were happy to make a donation to the Alzheimer's association in honor of Ed! We love you all so very much!

Bryan and Denise Brubaker and Family

May 1, 2019

From our family to yours many prayers for your loss. Thinking of you all, and prayers for peace and guidance during this difficult time. Please know that if you need anything, please ask. Love you all.

Sarah Girand

April 30, 2019

I am sorry for your loss Streaker family, bless you and your family.

Tim Barbour

April 30, 2019

Jeff, Greg, and Brian
Sending our thoughts and prayers your way. I'll always remember Ed helping us out during our homecoming float building time. Also good memories spending time at the Streacker residence during high school. Miss you guys.

Calvert Catholic Schools Tiffin, Ohio

April 30, 2019

With Heartfelt Sympathy...may he rest in God's loving embrace.

Roger Hammer

April 29, 2019

Aunt Mary Ann and families,

We want to extend our sincere sympathy on the loss of your husband and father. We will always remember golfing with Uncle Ed at the Streacker Open and hearing about his fishing stories. Please know you will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Roger, Deb, and Nathaniel Hammer

Jim Streacker

April 29, 2019

A brother for over 79 years, a partner in The tractor and equipment business along with his brothers Herb, Earl Paul and Jim not to forget our Dad Anthony (tony) plus all our Nephews (12) beginning in 1945 after moving from Cleveland to Tiffin and later to Findlay and Fremont.
We'll have these memories forever and will cherish the good times everyone enjoyed during the building and operation of such a successful FAMILY business ( even the weekly meetings every Monday night ) Yes, Friends, not just Brothers.

To you Ed, you may have been the youngest of the brothers, but how you carried your share of the load, I will and always did give you credit, right up till the end.

Ed, we're going to miss you, A bro, friend and partner, you earned it to RIP forever to join those who passed before you.

Brother Jim

















Tom Schubach

April 29, 2019

Ed was my first boss at the Streacker Tractor Dealership in Fremont in 1971. I have great memories of a fine man!

My condolences to the family.

Sincerely,
Tom Schubach

Sue Ann (Kingseed) DeVaughn

April 29, 2019

My deepest sympathy MaryAnn & Family. I have fond memories our family from years ago, our summer trip to your cabin is one of my favorite. I am sure My Dad and Mom were waiting on Ed to greet him to his heavenly home. Prayers of comfort at this time for your loss. John, Jim and I have been there.

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