Edward L. Priebe

February 26, 1919October 30, 2012

Edward L. Priebe was born on February 26, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Henry and Amelia Priebe. He passed away on October 30, 2012 in Livonia, Michigan at the age of 93.

Edward was a proud WWII veteran. He served in the United States Army from 1941-1945. While with the Army Edward earned several honors including a purple heart. Following the war Edward returned home and worked for Ford Motor Company for 34 years before his retirement.

A devote Christian, Edward was a charter member of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Livonia. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Edward was an avid coin collector and gardener. He also had a passion for food from cooking various dishes to baking tasty treats.

Edward was the loving husband of Betty for 58 years. Cherished father of Mark, Todd (Kathy) and Sharon.

Edward's family will receive friends on Thursday November 1, 2012 from 3-9 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. (east of Newburgh and I-275) in Livonia.

Edward will lie in state on Friday from 10 am until the time Service 11 am at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 14175 Farmington Rd. (South of 5 Mile Rd.) in Livonia.

In lieu of flowers donations are appreciated to Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church.



  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • In state Friday, November 2, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 2, 2012


  • Interment

Edward L. Priebe

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November 4, 2012

I am sorry to hear of your lost. I met Ed doing the family tree and him knowing my mom's side of the family so well, gave me wonderful stories.

What a great man and father and husband.
Barbara Oberlee (Zink-Herman-Hillier)
Lapeer, Michigan

Arlene Wardlaw

November 2, 2012

I talked to Edward Priebe twice on the telephone, but I never met him in person. Researching my family history, I discovered that he was my second cousin per the Zink family. He kindly answered my questions and told me about what life was like way back then. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. He was a very kind man.

Pamela Hall

October 31, 2012

It is in celebration of and thanksgiving for the life of Ed Priebe that we can give thanks for. I knew Ed for over 25 years and in so many ways he reminded me of the life lead by my dad. As a cherished veteran and Ford Motor Company employee he embodied the life of a generation we are slowly losing all too soon. How lucky the family is to have enjoyed their husband and father for so many cherished years that pass all too soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and he will always be a part of memories that make me smile.