Girard Edelblute ‘Lou’
MOUNT VERNON — Girard E. Edelblute “Lou,” 84, of Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness.
Girard was born May 15, 1924, in Delaware to Lester and Alpha (Hayes) Edelblute and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He had been owner and manager of Lou’s Steak House, Warehouse Smorgasbord, Mr. Hoagie and Lou’s Catering, all of Mount Vernon, and the A&W Root Beer stand in Circleville. He was a member of the Church of God in Delaware and the Church of God in Circleville.
Surviving are his daughters, Ginger (Mike) Emerine of Fort Myers, Fla., Karen (Daniel) Smith of Circleville and Mara (Mark) Gamble of Centerburg; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his lifetime companion, Elsie Beechy of Mount Vernon; his brother, Joe Edelblute of Jupiter, Fla.; his half brothers, Charles Edelblute of Illinois and James Edelblute of Hilliard; his sister, Mary Roskopf of Marion; and half sisters, Judy Hayes, Christina Smart and Pam Yost, all of Ashley.
Besides his parents Girard was preceded in death by a grandson, Mike “Putzer” Emerine; and two brothers, George Edelblute and Jack Edelblute.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 1 p.m. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry is online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Girard Edelblute.