Edward Schermbeck Junior was born to Edward and Helen Schermbeck on Oct. 28, 1928 on the family farm in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Edward Schermbeck Junior was born to Edward and Helen Schermbeck on Oct. 28, 1928 on the family farm in Leavenworth, Kansas. The youngest of three sons, Ed was the third generation of Schermbecks to work the land at what is now 20th & Eisenhower.
Preceding Ed in death were his first wife, Rose, and infant son, David, his parents, two brothers, Clarence and Harold, and two great-grandchildren, Faith and Max.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Betty (Sleeper) Schermbeck, and their combined families of five children, Joan Schermbeck, Nancy (Joseph) Trusty, Richard (Carla) Schermbeck, Jennelle Visser, and Joanna Coffey; eight grandchildren, Steven Trusty, Beth Anne (Fjon) Klein, Rachael Coffey, Vanessa (Matthew) Reid, Christopher (Jennifer) Schermbeck, Nathan (Casey) Coffey, Joshua Coffey, and Cody (Tina) Schermbeck; and 13 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Maeghan, Payton, Joseph, Jax, Aydn, Charlotte, Avery, Benjamin, Rebekah, Kiel, Jersey and Julia.
Ed took a much more personal approach to the names of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, giving them all nicknames that matched their personality. He made sure all the names stuck, too, always calling them not by their given names, but rather the names he had so lovingly bestowed upon them.
Dedicating his focus to his farm and his growing family, he was a shining example of success earned from hard work and self-sacrifice. Ed appreciated the little things in life, those quiet moments of pride and personal fulfillment that come at the end of a long day. He was a man who knew little about shortcuts and nothing about taking it easy. His labors of love ranged from maintaining the family farm and extended to decorating his yard with a seemingly endless supply of lawn statues and adorning every nook and cranny of his home in October with Christmas décor. There are few compliments of a life well-lived that are greater than having the love, admiration, and respect of one’s family and friends, and yet, this is only part of the wonderful legacy Ed leaves behind.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Cushing/St Lukes Hospital.
A Committal Service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens.