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Edward Youngers
Edward C. Youngers
Edward C. Youngers, 92, of Calamus died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Veterans Hospital, Iowa City.

A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 21, at Faith Lutheran Church, Calamus, with the Rev. Sarah Kretzmann officiating.

Burial and military rites followed at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Calamus. Pallbearers were Allen Smith, Jeff Jacobi, Daryl Henning, Albert Green, Doug Goettsch, Brad Johnson and Matt Johnson.

Schultz Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Edward C. Youngers was born June 11, 1920, in LeClaire to Benjamin and Marie Limbrecht Youngers. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal with two clusters. Ed was a tail gunner on a B-17 and was shot down on his 10th mission, spending three-and-a-half days in a life-raft in the North Sea. He was rescued by the Germans and spent 22 months as a prisoner of war at Stalag XVIII B.

Ed married Uvonne "Sis" Goettsch July 24, 1948, at St. Mark Church in Davenport.

Ed was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Calamus. He was a charter member of Wapsi Oaks Country Club and also belonged to LeClaire American Legion Post 347, DeWitt V.F.W. Post, Disabled American Veterans of Davenport and the Military Order of Purple Heart.

Ed organized and was a member of the Eastern Iowa chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War, and was the first commander of that chapter.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Julie (Steve) Hutchings of Omaha, Neb.; a son, Mark (Betty) Youngers of Kenosha, Wis.; four grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Laurel Goettsch of Blue Grass; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dwain and Dorothy Goettsch of Calamus; five nieces and a nephew.

Ed was preceded in death by a brother-in-law.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneral homes.com.

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