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Day E. "Ed" Samuelson

Day E. "Ed" Samuelson

Day E. "Ed" Samuelson, age 76 of Hastings, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018, in Rochester following a short illness.

Day Edward, the son of Day and Gertrude (Erickson) Samuelson, was born in Hastings on April 8, 1942. Ed met the love of his life, Beverly, at a friend's wedding and they were united in marriage on August 6, 1966 in Hastings. Ed served with the U.S. Army in Germany from 1964 to 1966. Following his time in the service, he worked different jobs while going to school in the evenings. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed spending time with his family, camping, and fishing with the "Let's Go Fishing" group and the "Mixed Nuts Group", who would go to Lake of the Woods every year. Ed also enjoyed collecting many items, including outboard motors. His family would come to him with anything that needed to be fixed and if he couldn't fix it, he knew someone who could.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara Samuelson; and brother, John "Jack" Samuelson.

Ed is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beverly; sons, Mark Samuelson and Tim (Tina) Samuelson; grandchildren, Isaac, Ella, and Lucy Samuelson; sisters, Judy Gilbert and Becky Gronvold; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Hastings, with Father Michael Barsness and Reverend Lloyd Menke officiating. Interment will be at the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at church prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society in memory of Ed.

Arrangements are being completed by Caturia, Smidt & Starkson Funeral Home & Crematory of Hastings.