Edwin "Ed" Harding Havener

PAXTON — Edwin “Ed” Harding Havener, 97, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Loda, with the Rev. Tom Anders officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Loda American Legion Post 503. Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Havener was born Aug. 20, 1920, in rural Melvin, the son of John Edward and Easter Lilly Simmons Havener. He married Verneta J. Walker in 1963 in Elliott. She died Jan. 9, 1988.

Surviving are one son, Roy Havener of Paxton; two step-sons, Darwin (Sue) Brown of Marinette, Wis., and Rick Brown of Rantoul; five grandchildren, Jeff (April) Coe of rural Loda, Brenda (Tim) Grice of Cissna Park, Heather (Ben) Kolodziej of Georgia, Chris (Erika) Brown and Kira Brown; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Bette Robinson of Rock Springs, Wyo.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one step-son, Steve Coe; two sisters, Darlene Shambrook and Loetta Jervis; and one brother, Jack Havener.

Mr. Havener spent his childhood in the Melvin and Loda areas. He served in the U.S. Army and was in New Guinea and the Philippines. He was a member of Loda American Legion Post 503. He enjoyed mowing grass and gardening.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or an organization of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.

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