Edward De Wonnenberg was born Aug. 17, 1971 in Vinh Long, Vietnam, the second-oldest of four children of David and Quyen Wonnenberg. Ed was a creative, charismatic, happy person who found enjoyment at an early age playing football and baseball. He graduated from Winner High School in 1989 and then attended South Dakota State University.
Ed excelled as a kitchen and bath designer, loving the opportunity to help people create their dream rooms. During his spare time, he enjoyed outdoor activities especially fishing and golf, along with honing his carpentry skills. Ed also took great pleasure in cooking, always eager to show off his culinary experiments. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Ed was also known to be funny, loving, easy-going; always trying to make sure everyone around him enjoyed themselves. Even up to the day of his passing, Ed was making jokes and smiling, still more concerned with everyone around him than himself.
Ed accepted Jesus as his personal savior. He was baptized and became a member of the First Cristian Church of Winner, SD on Dec. 2, 1978.
After several years battling health issues, Eddie passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 46 at Ava’s House Hospice in Sioux Falls, SD on Jan. 23, 2018 surrounded by loved ones.
He is survived by his children, Brandon of Brookings, SD from Ed’s first wife Heidi. Jacob and Isabel of Minnetonka, MN from Ed’s second wife Amanda. Parents, David and Quyen Wonnenberg of Gregory, SD; sister, Snow and Jim Poler, their children Misty and Chyanne of Colome, SD; sister Jackie and Chad Haremza, their children Ella, Anna, and Jack Haremza of Shakopee, MN; grandmother Alvina Wonnenberg of Gregory, SD, along with many uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Wonnenberg of Gregory, South Dakota; maternal grandparents, Xuyen Trinh and Diep Nguyen of Vinh Long, Vietnam and brother, Joseph Wonnenberg of Shakopee, MN.