Ed Habeger of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away at his residence on Sept. 25 at the age of 74.
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to the Cremation Society of Alaska. There will be a celebration of life in honor of Ed in Alaska Minnesota this summer, later dates to be announced.
Ed was born Dec. 23, 1943. He grew up in Garden City, Minn., son of the late Edwood “Woody” and Lucille Habeger (Zuhlsdorf) of Winnebago Minn.
Ed’s siblings are Sandy Jaeger (Husband Arlo) of Garden City, Minn.; Carol Rollings (husband Michael) of Dalton, Neb; Wes Habeger (wife Paula) of Duluth, Minn., and several nieces and nephews.
Ed’s greatest love was the outdoors. He was a devoted hunter, fisherman, world wide traveler and lived his life to the fullest.
Ed graduated from Garden City Welcome Memorial High School in 1960. He was known to be quite a prankster which carried throughout his life. Alias “Eddie Haskell” of the neighborhood from the TV show “Leave It to Beaver.”
He loved his country and served four years in the USAF. He was a member of the home of the Air Force special operations command at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Ed belonged to a parachute club. He actually parachuted into our town football field during halftime.
Ed worked for and retired from Anchorage Northwest Orient (BONG) Airlines as a chief in the freight department/airline ground support.
Ed had many great qualities—humor, helpful, talent, artistic ability, tardiness, letter writing and a great storyteller. Many wished he would have written books about all of his outdoor activities.
So until we meet again big brother, happy hunting, fishing and happy birthday. We will miss you.