Edward John Furstenau Jr.

 

 

Edward John Furstenau Jr., 87, Roscommon, died July 18, 2020, in Grayling.

Visitation will be Friday, July 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wagner and Walsh Funeral Directors, Roscommon. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Roscommon Rotary Club.

He was born June 29, 1933, in Richmond, the son of Edward and Helen (Wybraniec) Furstenau. He was raised in Richmond on the family dairy farm.

He and Donna Sutton were united in marriage Sept. 5, 1953, at Columbus Baptist Church in Columbus. In 1971, he and his family moved to Roscommon and he worked as an electrician until he retired.

Mr. Furstenau was the owner and operator of Furstenau Electric and Insulation for 40 years. He was the co-owner of the Donut Hole, as well as Impact Office Products. He enjoyed going golfing.

He was a longtime member of the Roscommon Rotary Club, having been the president from 1985 to 1986. He was also recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award. He will be remembered for serving as umpire for many years at Little League and high school baseball games. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 66 years, Donna; grandson, Josh; and granddaughter-in-law, Crystal.

Surviving are his children, Douglas (Shirley) Furstenau of Johnstown, CO, David Furstenau of Grayling, Michael (Alice) Furstenau of Grayling, Lisa (Randy) Baerlocher of Roscommon and Edward Furstenau III of Bentley; grandchildren, Michelle (Ken), Gregory, Kylene (Justin), Alanda, Max, Ariel, Jason (Desiree) and Katie; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, William (Lora) Furstenau; sister, Carolyn (Peter) Facione; sister-in-law, Joy Blumer; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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