C. Edward “Ed” Lautenschlager

Birth Date: 
Friday, November 18, 1932
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WOOSTER – C. Edward “Ed” Lautenschlager, 85, of Wooster passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at West View Healthy Living.

He was born November 18, 1932 in Wooster, the son of Earl and Edith Miller Lautenschlager.  Early relatives settled in Wayne County, in East Union Township, near Apple Creek.

Ed was a 1950 graduate of Wooster High School and attended the College of Wooster.  He held several management positions at Rubbermaid, Inc. and retired in 1994 with over 40 years of service.

He had served on the YMCA and United Way Boards and was past Board Chairman of the National Imperial Glass Collectors Society.  He also played keyboards in local bands for 24 years.  He instructed percussion at the Wooster Music Center and assisted WHS marching band percussion section as a volunteer from 1979-1983.

He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he served as head percussionist with the 1st Armored Div. Band and formed and played piano in a jazz trio/quartet for the early 1953-54 TV show “This IS The Army” in Temple, Texas.

His other hobbies enjoyed were horseback riding in the local Mohican State Forest and western stables in Arizona and California, traveling, music concerts, theater and his family.

Surviving are his wife, Dottie Wertz, whom he married October 21, 2012; his children, Vicki Matheny, Linda (Todd) Wagner and Douglas (Bobbie) Lautenschlager; 5 grandsons, Ian, Shane, Tanner, Chase, Travis and a granddaughter, Brittney Carozza; great-grandchildren, Apollo, Lyra, Kaycen, Mirabella and Maylianna; step-children, Christopher (Glenda) Wertz and Vicky (Juan) Williams; step-grandchildren, Cain Wertz, Andrew Williams, Matt Williams and Sabrina Wertz and 5 step-great-granddaughters.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Audrey Geiselman, on September 3, 2010.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 2:00PM at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 7404 Coal Bank Rd., Marshallville, OH 44645. A private family burial will be held.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Music Dept. at Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Rd., Wooster, OH 44691; Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care at www.crossroadshospice.com, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Music Dept. at Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Rd., Wooster, OH 44691; Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care at www.crossroadshospice.com, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Visitation: 

There will be no calling hours.

Service: 

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 2:00PM at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 7404 Coal Bank Rd., Marshallville, OH 44645. A private family burial will be held.

Condolences

Please accept our sincere condolences.
Bob and Joan Kincaid, your Bayberry Cv neighbors

With sincere sympathy, we will miss Ed and his visits at the National Imperial glass Museum... he was a joy to visit with.... may the family be Blessed.

We found a “forever friend” when we first met you and you will always have a special place in our hearts. Our sympathy goes out to your family with our thoughts and prayers.

Ed was one of our very special Imperial Glass friends. Our sympathy goes to his family.
He was a very special person.

Ed was one of our very special Imperial Glass friends.
Our deepest sympathy to his family.

I have found memories of Ed and his leadership with the Wooster High School Band. My prayers and thoughts are with Doug a his family.

So sorry for your loss. Knew him from Rubbermaid. A fine man.

Dottie and family : My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this sad time. It is always hard to say those final earthly "good-byes" to those we love and hold close to our hearts. May our Heavenly Father hold you close until the dark clouds of sadness lift and fade away. Vibrant people leave a void which none could ever replace. In Jesus Love,

My condolences to you Doug and your family in the death of your Father. I loved your parents deeply and kept in contact with them for many years. I was blessed to know them as you were blessed to have such great parents. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Our sympathy to Ed's family. He was a generous and friendly man who helped the National Imperial Glass Society over the years.

Ed was truly special and gave much of himself to family and friends. His spirit was inspiring and will remain an eternal lesson in living and giving. I hold so many fun and fond memories of this great soul. His talents, passions, kindness and care will be missed as he is forever celebrated. Heaven needed the perfect warm greeter and pianist. They now have the very best. My love and prayers go out to his generations of family.

We are so sorry you have lost your dear friend and husband, Aunt Dottie. Your life and many other lives were enriched by him! Weknow that wonderful memories will be comforting you and your families, in time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you endure this uncomfortable change in your life. We love you.

To Both Sides of the Family! You are All in our Thoughts and Prayers! Dottie, I am sorry you lost your Love and Best Friend, Husband and Companion! He left us all with his Kindness and Loving Acts and hope we can All follow through and pass this forward! Treat others with respect, care, and honesty as he did. And as you both did! I will miss him and his friendliness, stories, and care for others. Love, prayers to all in the family!

Dottie and family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband.I knew him from working at Rubbbermaid and keeping the family in our prayers.

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