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1940 Ed 2024

Edmund Charles Walschlager

September 2, 1940 — April 24, 2024

Edmund Walschlager was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 2, 1940, to the late Raymond and Anne Walschlager.  Ed was a 1958 graduate of Lindblom High School in Chicago, Illinois. During high school, Ed was a competitive speed skater and was a defensive tackle on the football team.  Ed was a proud patriot who served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on July 31, 1964.

In 1965, a job transfer with Household Finance took Ed and his family first to Danville, Illinois, and then to Anderson, Indiana, where the Walschlager family lived and flourished until moving to Fishers in 2023.

Ed's dedication to his family and community was unparalleled. He worked for General Motors for 30 years in various roles, all while being the sole owner of Ed's Wallpapering, a business he managed with the motto 'No Job Too Big or Too Small.' His wife, four children, and numerous family friends were part of the Ed's Wallpapering family over the years, a testament to his commitment to his loved ones and his community. Ed worked two jobs for 30 years so he could pay for his children’s education and to provide everything his wife and family could ever need.

Ed's selflessness and devotion were evident in his active involvement in the St. Ambrose parish in Anderson for over 50 years. He served at the annual Mother-Daughter Breakfast, called bingo, and was always ready to lend a hand to the St. Vincent DePaul Society. His contributions to the church were a reflection of his deep-rooted faith and his desire to make a difference in the lives of others.  

It is hard to imagine a person with more hobbies than Ed, and he never did anything halfway. To name a few, his hobbies included fishing, woodworking, photography, baking cakes, biking, and running. He was also a Master Gardner. Ed never met a stranger, and probably his favorite thing to do was to talk to people and brag about his kids.

Ed was the kind of person we all aspire to be – honest, kind, generous, loyal, loving, supportive, humble, happy, good natured, faithful, hard-working, and above all else, dedicated to his family. To know him was to love him. Ed’s children are living proof that he got things right as a parent. Each of them chose to help others through their professional pursuits, whether in health care or law, and that is no accident. Watching their dad build things, carry things, move things, make things, plant things, and take care of family, friends and strangers for decades gave his children a powerful example of how to live a full and meaningful life.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Susan; his children, Scott Walschlager, Michael (Adley) Walschlager, Gail Walschlager, and Jill (Jeff) Weinstein; grandchildren, Owen (Evelyn) Walschlager, Justin Walschlager, Emme Walschlager, Claire Denny, Devan Weinstein, and Sam Weinstein. He is also survived by his sister, Joan (Roy) Sokolowski; brother, Raymond (Claudette, deceased) Walschlager; sister, Lorraine (Roy) Ketelaar and many nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his brother Robert (Eloise, deceased) Walschlager.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 29, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Rd, Carmel, IN 46032, followed by a memorial mass beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Vincent DePaul Society in Anderson or Merciful Help Center at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

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