OBITUARY

Edward Eugene Souders

March 29, 1933July 25, 2013

Edward E. Souders Mason, Michigan Ed Souders was born in Benton, Illinois on March 29, 1933 of Clifford Emanuel and Julia Ellen. He grew up with three brothers, Bill, Dave and Dick. He met his wife of 60 years, Lillian in Junior High School in Rockford, Ill. They were married and began their family while he was attending Michigan State University. He worked in the computer industry all his life, 30 years with IBM, and then opened his own business, Entre Computer Center in Lansing. His dedication to community service was life-long. Ed served on several non-profit boards, including Capital Quality Initiative and President of the Chamber of Commerce. He continued his community service efforts through retirement with SCORE. His greatest career achievement was the community service award from the Lansing Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid golfer, traveling with friends to courses to watch the pros and play a round. He relished his time in Scotland at St. Andrews and also enjoyed teaching the grandkids to golf. Ed was proudest of his family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dick and Dave. Ed is survived by his wife Lillian and brother, Bill and his wife Barbara. Ed and Lil had 5 children, Cindy, Mike (wife LuAnn), Sandy, Pat and Julie (husband Brian Spyke). He has 10 grandchildren; Cindy’s son Anton and daughters, Rachel (husband Ross Loehner) and Mary Kate Wishik; Mike’s sons, Parker Fogel and Michael (wife Casey); Sandy’s family, Nathan and Abagail; and the Spyke family, BJ, Allison and Christopher. There will be a Memorial Visitation, Thursday, August 1st from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson, Mason. Please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, 310 N. Main, Suite 100, Chelsea, Michigan 48118 in lieu of flowers. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grbdmason.com

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, August 1, 2013
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Edward Eugene Souders

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Grant Mills

September 7, 2013

Belated condolences to the Souders Family. I worked with Ed when I was in the Detroit Regional Office. We had many warm exchanges about quota assignments. He was a great manager and a strong supporter of the Lansing Office mission. My best to all of you!

August 2, 2013

Lillian and family.Sorry to hear about Ed. I always thought he one of the nicest guys in our class and fun to be around. I haven't seen Ed much since then, but I can see by his guest book that he had a great life. My thoughts and prayers are with you Jack Puckett

Crystal Dingee

August 2, 2013

May God be with the entire family and I will always remember Ed smiling and joking. Love to all!!!!

Scott Reese

August 1, 2013

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Souders family. Ed was a powerful influence in my life and will be sorely missed, and lives on in the values and lessons he and Dr. Demming taught us all.

Jay Enghauser

August 1, 2013

I had the privilege of working with Ed during his many assignments at IBM, most particularly during my final year at Western Michigan in 1982. My condolences to Lil and their wonderful family. Ed was a fine man, of utmost integrity, and a good friend.

July 31, 2013

Carole and I had a long and treasured friendship with Ed and Lil too.

Ed was the best both professionally and personally. He was the best manager I had during my years with IBM in Lansing. He was so understanding that when we decided to move to the South, he insisted that we take his van to travel and see the cities we were considering. After we moved, we stayed in contact always enjoying his adventures and the stories of the family. Ed shall be missed and
always remembered, for he was a special person that one just want to be around. We will hold our memories in a very special place in our hearts.

Our condolences to Lil and the kids.
Dick and Carole Alexander

Robert Hundley

July 31, 2013

Julie, Brian, BJ, Alison, Chris and the rest of your family,

Pigeon and I were sad to hear of the news of the death of your dad and grandfather. We extend our heartfelt sympathy and will pray for your comfort and peace during this time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rev. Bob and Pigeon Hundley
Grand Rapids, MI

Phil (and Angie) Zeller

July 30, 2013

Whether it was the "Turkey Talk", "In God we trust all others bring data", or "If you don't value your time why should anyone else", Ed was always mentoring others to achieve more. He will be missed, though his legacy lives on in his family, work, and all the lives he inspired along the way. He and Deming are probably having quite a spirited discussion up there!

Garry Ladd

July 29, 2013

Lil, Mike, Brian and family, Deepest sympathies to you all.

I consider myself quite lucky to have had the opportunity to work for/with Ed for so many of my early years in the IT business. He touched countless lives with his business and community involvement. I can only imagine he was just as involved as a father, brother, grandfather, husband. He will I'm sure be missed.

Thinking of you all at this time

Brian Kayser

July 29, 2013

Ed Souders was a great man to have worked for and known. Being fairly young when I started working for Entre Computer Services, Ed and that company helped shape me and get me to where I am today. I owe much of my success to Ed and Entre!

Much love prayers to Ed and Lil, and all the family!!

Brian (and Mary) Kayser