NEWARK — A celebration of life service for Carl L. Edman, 77, of Newark will be held today, May 18, at 1 p.m. at the Criss Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville St., Newark, with Pastor Tim Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Carl was born in Newark on April 14, 1933, to the late Mark and Alice Edman. Carl proudly served in the Army during the Korean War. After the war, Carl was involved with the Construction and Trucking industry for many years. For many years he was also associated with the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. He had a passion for horses. He could be found breaking them to ride and to hitch. As said by his family, when he did something, he put his whole heart into it. He was very loving, and his family came first. Spending time with his children and grandchildren was very important to him, even if it was just looking out the window with a pair of binoculars with his grandchildren. Along with his parents Carl was preceded in death by his half brothers, Reed and Harry Edman; and one grandson.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Iva R. Edman; children, Parry R. Edman of Newark, Rick Eagleston of Utica, Steve Reichard of Tennessee, Marvin Miller of Texas, Ruth Blackford of Hebron, Kathryn Barr of Newark, Iris Dupré of U.K.; grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of eight; special niece, Dori King of North Carolina. He is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hospice of Central Ohio. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to share a story about Carl or to sign an online guest book.