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Church of St. Albert in Albertville
Monday, December 28

Visitation Information

Edmund L. “Buddy” “Ed” DeMars, age 72 of Albertville passed away on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at his home after an eight year courageous battle with colon cancer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The American Cancer Society.

He was born on his family’s homestead in Otsego Township, Wright County on February 27, 1937 the son of Emil & Cecelia Fisette DeMars.

Edmund graduated from Elk River High School.

On October 11, 1958, Ed was joined in holy marriage to Marilyn L. Lehn at The Church of St. Michael in St. Michael. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Ed enjoyed playing music in Old Tyme and Country Western bands for fifty years. Although, he could play any instrument, his passion was the pedal steel guitar.

Ed was a lifelong, faithful member of The Church of St. Albert in Albertville, he was employed as a realtor for forty years and belonged to The Albertville Lions Club for thirty five years.

Survived by loving wife of fifty one years Marilyn; children, Dennis (Tina), Michael (Lisa), LuAnn (John) Benton, Steven and Scott & friend Heidi; three grandchildren: Miki Jean Ruffin, Janelle & Michael Benton; two step grandchildren: Caitlin & Darren McNelly; three brothers: Gordon (Mary), Leon (Anita) and Richard; seven sisters: Beatrice May, Vivian (John) Wilson, Doris DesMarais, Laverna (Edward) Van Keuren, Corinne Dehmer, Leona Summers and Edna (Gerald) Kostuck; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by an infant son; his parents, Emil & Cecelia DeMars and by a brother, Roland.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Edmund DeMars will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 28th at The Church of St. Albert in Albertville.

A visitation will be held at the church on Sunday, December 27th 4-8 P.M.

Further visitation at the church on Monday morning, December 28th one hour prior to Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The American Cancer Society.

The family wishes to extend a Special Thank you to Father Xavier Thelakkatt, Mary and all the workers at North Memorial Hospice Care.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Barb Vogelman Clauson

    LuAnn and Family,
    I pray for comfort and peace for your family on the loss of your dad. You come to mind every now and then. I was so surprised to see you that time in Target and then again in Wal-Mart. I really wanted to talk to you but I was scared. Perhaps we could meet and talk then. I remember the good times we had. Like eating powdered Jello in those big culverts at Rogers Elem.
    Blessings to your entire family,


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