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Edward C. Habisch, 100

Edward Clemens Habisch, age 100, of Alexandria, formerly of Winsted, died Sunday, May 30, 2010, at Knute-Nelson Nursing Home in Alexandria.

He was born in Winsted Oct. 13, 1909, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Laxen Habisch.

Ed graduated from Holy Trinity High School.

He was joined in holy marriage to Opal R. Krasen Oct. 13, 1937, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with two daughters.

Through the years, Ed was employed at Foremost Dairies in Howard Lake, and as a welder at both Sterner’s and Millerbernd’s.

Ed enjoyed vacations out west, especially Yellowstone National Park.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and a longtime member of the Winsted Fire Department.

Ed is survived by a daughter, Scherey Johnson of Alexandria; grandchildren Dorothy Cox, Jennifer Marcuson (Rob Cumberbatch), Elizabeth Johnson, Sara (Thomas) Foust, and John (April) Goor; great-grandchildren Adam Habisch, Alex Habisch, Aaron Habisch, Jack Habisch, Mercedes Marcuson, Cassandra Larkins, Calvin Larkins, Deanna (Sam) Salmons, Justin Cumberbatch, Danielle Cumberbatch, Sophie Johnson, Adam Johnson, Thomas (Ashley) Foust, Alex Murphy, Amadeus Murphy, Dominick Goor and Robert Goor; and great-great-grandchildren Morgan Foust and Blair Foust.

He is further survived by a son-in-law, Robert Goor; a brother, Alfred Habisch; a sister, Rosella Remer; and many nieces, a nephew, great nieces, and great nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Rose Habisch Jan. 30, 2007; a daughter, Beverly Goor Aug. 24, 1991; and his parents, Frank and Elizabeth Habisch.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, followed by interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, June 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and continued Saturday at the funeral home for one hour prior to the Mass.

Casket bearers were Adam, Alex, Aaron and Jack Habisch; and Calvin and Cassandra Larkins.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.