OBITUARY

Edward "Ed" A. Zurfluh

February 26, 1926February 12, 2011

Our Beloved husband, Father, Grandfather and Dear Friend passed away with his loving wife Sis of 59 years by his side. Ed grew up in Everett, WA; he attended Everett High School and graduated in 1947. Ed had a love for sports especially football, he played on the Trojan football team, that was nominated in 2010 for the induction to NWAACC Hall of Fame. In 1951 he met the love of his life Sis; they married on Feb. 14th, 1952. In 1955 they moved to a small farm on Ben Howard Road in Monroe, WA. Ed was in “Hog Heaven”, he was able to bring horses back into his life on the farm. He became a 4H leader and raised Quarter horses. Ed worked at Scott Paper Company for 11 years. In 1965 he left the farm to move up to the IOOF Cemetery in Monroe, WA to become the caretaker. In 1973 Ed moved into the hardware business, went into partnership with Bill Bump, they opened B&E Hardware, in Monroe, WA. In 1983 Ed decided to move on again and opened Ed’s True Value in Sultan, WA with his family. Ed retired in 2000 and the hardware store closed in 2006.

Ed was kind hearted, loved by all. Our lives will never be the same without him. He leaves behind: Wife: Aloha (SIS) Daughters: Cathy (Chuck) Blacker, Cheryl Blair, Connie (Mike) Williams, & Carol Manni. Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren: Kerrie (Tito) (Alyson) (Nickolas) Gonzalez, Shane (Isabella) (Kiriana) Williams, Joey (Candice) (Kyleigh) Blair, Charlie Blacker, Tyler Blair, Connie Dawn Blair, Carl Blacker, Codi Manni, Heidi (Bill) (new baby boy Dartanian) Kullman. Randy (Sean) & (Sammy) Wollery. Also many nieces & nephews Ed was recently preceded in death, by his Son in Law, Larri Manni. Memorial Service will be held Friday, Feb. 25 at 1pm at the Monroe United Methodist Church, a reception will be following the service.

If you wish donations may be made to American Heart Association or to the United Methodist Church.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, February 25, 2011

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Edward "Ed" A. Zurfluh

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Melissa Williams

March 16, 2011

Melissa Williams

March 16, 2011

I listened to Dolly Parton yesterday, and my mind was flooded with memories of Grandpa Ed... and painting my first house ten years ago! What a man he was. When I brought out the CD player and put Dolly on he started belly laughing and said "I just love Dolly!" and we spend the next few hours singing songs and painting. Grandpa had an amazing life and literally impacted more people that I think could ever be counted. Everyone I meet has an "Ed" story. Isabella and Kira were telling me their favorite memories of Grandpa was when he would sneak them into his shop to have a soda and play with the cars. They will remember him with love, as will I, and as will everyone whos lives he touched. You will be forever missed Grandpa, and you will live on in our hearts. We love you.
~Melissa Bella and Kira

kerrie gonzalez

March 15, 2011

Grandpa,
I miss you so much today. I feel like I will never feel the same way again. You are the person who always has been there for me and the kids. You always tell me how proud you are of me. I will cherish the Root tootin fig newton, Mcdonalds monopoly game, port susan, many trips, our casino days, the hardware days and every other day we had together. Nico and Aly are so lucky they had you in there life. Thanks for helping me figure out who will ride the river with me and who wont. I love you forever and I will never forget you Grandpa.

Julie Schumacher

March 2, 2011

Uncle Ed was a very easy going man. I don't think I have ever seen him angry with anyone. He was easy to talk to and a very hard working man. When my family moved from Monroe to Forks, I was 10 years old. My Uncle Ed and Aunt Sis would let Leslie and I come and stay for a week or so in the summer. We would fight over who got to be first to stay. I had a lot of good memories staying with Uncle Ed and Aunt Sis. The farm was so much fun and so much to do. Aunt Sis would make pancakes in the morning for Uncle Ed and the rest of us if we got up in time. I tried to learn how to ride a horse by myself, but never quite could. Uncle Ed tried to help me ride Old Babe she was about 25 years old, but he had to hold the reins and lead me around the farm. I was too scared to ride by myself and that was fine with Ed he was very patient. There was also bunny rabbits on the farm. I loved trying to catch those rabbits, especially the babies, when Aunt Sis saw my hands and arms after a day of trying to catch them, she said, "Julie, I think you need a Tetanus Shot." I had so many scratches on them.

When it was time for me to go home, I remember crying and not wanting to go. Aunt Sis would say, "You can come back again." Those summers meant a lot to me, and I am thankful that I was invited to stay.

Love You! Uncle Ed and Aunt Sis

Love
Julie (Raben) Schumacher

eugenio cuevas

February 26, 2011

Sis cheryl cathy carol connie connie dawn tyler joey karrie I will missed ed and his wonderful memories and him giving my first job until the day we all see each other in heaven love the cuevas family

Jo Ellen Blair

February 25, 2011

Dear SiS and family. I'm sory that I can't be with you in person on friday, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Royal and I both thought the world of Ed, he was quite the guy.

I'll never remember whem he came to install a new faucet in the kitchen at Calhouh, He would line it up, lift his glasses to see better and then pu them back on. It looked wonderful.
after he left I had to call him back becaue the hot was on the right and cold on the left. We all got a big laugh out of that one for a long time.

You all take care of yourselves (very important) and remember you have lots of family and friends for support if you need anything.

I'm sorry that i can't be with tomorrow
but there are 4 memorials I should go to, but i had to pick one and that is
Auntie Irene's.

May God take you in his arms and help you through this difficult time.

God Bless,

Love Jo Ellen Blair

cheryl

February 25, 2011

Oh, Dad, I will miss you forever and my life will never be the same without you. Thanks for always looking out for me and being a father to my kids. I always have felt blessed to have you and mom. How lucky we all have been to have parents like you. There will never be another like you and I know when my time comes you will be waiting for me like you promised. I wished you didn't have to leave us all. I love you so very much and thanks for the wonderful life you gave me. You are in my heart always, Dad and thanks for teaching me how to shoe a horse, mow the cemetery and become a hardware woman. My best times were in the hardware with you. Your overalls and writing on your hand. I learned that from you. Your thoughtfulness toward people and always trying to help others out. What a example you set. Who could not care about you, you were one in a million. I only wish you could come back again Dad. I'll feed your crow for you and watch over mom. I can't wait until we meet again.

carol zurfluh-manni

February 23, 2011

I already posted a message to my DAD, but I have so much I would like to say about him.. My Dad loved his family so very much, he revolved his life around Mom, us Girls and his Grandchildren, my Mom was the love of his life. We all miss you Dad more then words can Say.. I will always remember racing down Old Owen Rd after feeding the horses, you would let me get way ahead of you and make me think I was going to win the race , then all of a sudden you would start running so fast I can still see your legs stretching past me,you were sailing on by, I was probably only 6 years old , I always thought for sure I was going to beat you home but never did, you would smile and give me a hug, we would laugh.. I love you Dad you are always in my heart and soul. Carol

February 23, 2011

Dear Sis and all Ed's family,

Fond memories of Ed and Ed's True Value store in Sultan. A gathering place for friends and neighbors. A place to chat with Ed, who always welcomed you with warmth and a good story. It didn't matter what you might need at the hardware store. If Ed didn't have it, he could get it for you. Honest Ed, reliable, dependable, trustworthy. A good friend. One of the best of the "good guys." We liked Ed, a lot. We will miss his presence in this valley. Sharing your grief, we send our love and prayers and our heartfelt sympathy to you and yours.
Frank and Nancy Roesler, Startup

Noreen & Doug Gwilt

February 23, 2011

Sis, girls & family we are so sorry for your loss. I have such great memories of Ed and your family, from growing up as neighbors on the Ben Howard Road, babysitting the girls, having Ed as my 4-H leader, visiting with Ed at the store. We always looked forward to seeing Ed at the store. He always had that grin, and a "Do you remember when..." story from my growing up days. He played such a big part in so many peoples lives. He was a very special man and will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY