Minihan, Edmond P. “Ed”
DUNN – Edmond P. “Ed” Minihan, 77, of the City of Dunn, Wis., remaining the loving arms of his relatives and buddies to stick to his beloved spouse, Sue, in loss of life on Aug. 5, 2021. Ed was born on the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21, 1943, to Edmond and Thelma (Glaser) Minihan in Port Orchard, Wash., and elevated in Hillsdale, Mich. Ed married the appreciate of his existence, Susan (Babich) Minihan, a registered nurse, on June 25, 1965. Ed and Sue commenced married life in Ann Arbor, Mich., and moved to the beautiful City of Dunn, Wis., in 1972, where by for 55 yrs they shared a entire and wealthy existence of appreciate, spouse and children, friendship, neighborhood, land and mother nature preservation, cooking, vacation, social activism and support to many others.
When any individual demonstrates upon Ed’s profession and contribution to the earth, it is straightforward to say he was a accurate “Renaissance Male,” who obtained profound understanding and proficiency in lots of unique fields, usually with a zeal for serving some others and earning his group and the entire world a better place. Ed served in the U.S. Navy as a seaman from 1964 to 1966. He served as a firefighter for the city of Ann Arbor, Mich., from 1965 to 1970, even though earning his Bachelor of Arts diploma in sociology in 1970 from Japanese Michigan College in Ypsilanti, Mich. He also served as a sociology lecturer at the exact same university though earning his Learn of Arts in sociology with a small in business in 1972. Ed turned the Town of Dunn Supervisor in 1977 soon after completing his preliminary exams in the Doctoral Method of Professional medical Sociology at the College of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. In 1979, Ed was elected as the chairman of the Town of Dunn and provided inspiration and eyesight for the city for the future 42 a long time until finally his death.
The City of Dunn is as attractive as it is, in quite a few techniques, thanks to Ed’s management and tenacity. Wetlands, prairies, farmlands, oak savannas, waterways and wildlife habitat have been restored and permanently preserved as a legacy for long term generations to love. Native American burial mounds have been safeguarded. Sandhill cranes (the City of Dunn symbol) grace the land, providing pleasure for all who see them. With development encroaching all about, Ed and city citizens stood firm and preserved the rural integrity of the city. Many thanks to Ed’s operate with American Farmland Belief, other communities adopted the guide of the Town of Dunn’s trailblazing Obtain of Growth Legal rights (PDR) program, and retained their very own precious lands and waterways permanently shielded. Ed and Sue built lots of lifelong buddies in the town and aided to create a shut-knit community of lovers of the land.
Ed also used his health care sociology and small business abilities to generate ground breaking managed health treatment shipping techniques and most important health and fitness care clinics in general public and personal sectors. The companies he guided and directed contain HMO of Wisconsin, Prairie du Sac, Aetna Choice Healthcare Plan, Milwaukee, Kenosha Health Treatment Associates, Managed Health Expert services Insurance plan Corporation, Milwaukee, and his very own consulting organization.
Ed was a personal pilot with his instrument score and liked traveling with Sue to charming places for many holidays. He was a proficient blacksmith, creating presents of iron for so a lot of. He was an attained builder and donated many hrs to Habitat for Humanity. Ed was a five-star chef, and with his favored “sous chef” and occasion planner extraordinaire, Sue, designed delicious and gorgeous foods and celebrations for relatives and pals. For the past a number of decades, he volunteered as “Chef Ed” each week at Agrace Hospice, looking into recipes, sharing the histories, and making his “Flavors of the Earth” meals for staff members and website visitors. He built a lot of lifelong good friends at Agrace and savored working together with other food items fans in its kitchen area.
Ed cherished to journey all above the state and world with Sue, and they enjoyed lifestyle to the fullest in their 55 yrs of marriage. He cherished discovering and sharing the historical past of the entire world and speaking to other people about their food items and cultural traditions. Ed and Sue adopted their daughter, Joanne, and they both equally liked being hands-on grandparents to their granddaughters, Lena and Dane, and currently being with their nieces, nephews and goddaughter. Alongside one another, Ed and Sue taught all of them and shared with them their appreciate of nature, cooking, farmer’s markets, artwork, museums, musicals, journey and celebrating existence. They ended up equally passionate about justice and equality in the world and were extremely concerned in area politics and set a excellent example for us all.
Ed is survived by his daughter, Joanne (Dean) Simon granddaughters, Lena Simon and Dane Simon sisters-in-legislation, Linda Babich and Cheryl Smith brother-in-regulation, William (Nancy) Babich niece, Erin Minihan (James) Sherry his grand-nephews, Joseph and James Sherry niece, Anne Minihan nephews, Liam Minihan and Colin (Christina) Minihan his grand-nieces, Violet, Cora, Ava and Savannah and goddaughter, Shannon Hawkins. He is also survived by many ancestral “Minihane” family users in Eire, as very well as many pricey buddies and coworkers who have been like loved ones to him. Ed was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sue, who died a yr back his mothers and fathers his brothers, William and Charles Minihan and many close friends who enriched his life.
There will be a joint celebration of lifestyle for Ed and Sue on Friday, Sept. 10, with visitation from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and provider from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the DUNN Town Hall, 4156 County Road B, McFarland, WI 53558. Interment will be at the Town of Dunn Burying Floor. Owing to COVID-19 considerations, and for the reason that place is confined, the service will be streamed live and shared on Ed’s Fb page, so that people not able to show up at can do so just about. In lieu of bouquets, you should contemplate planting a tree or carrying out an act of services or kindness in his memory.
Much gratitude to the superb and compassionate nurses, medical practitioners and staff members at Meriter Healthcare facility.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Company of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the spouse and children, and you could stop by www.CrawfordFH.com to leave a memory.
Printed by Madison.com on Aug. 15, 2021.