12 Guestbook Entries for Edward H. Iwansky's Obituary
Posted by: Bob and Ann Hamling from COLUMBUS, Nebraska
To Ed's Family, May God keep you in his care, and guide you through this time of sorrow. We enjoyed working with Ed as Volunteers at the hospital. He was a gentle man.
6/1/2011 7:27:10 AM
Posted by: Jane Cockson Branigan from Cheyenne, WY
I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was such a fine man. I have always treasured my memories of your parents when I was growing up. I wish I could be there. My thoughts are with you. Much love to you and your families.
6/1/2011 9:05:31 AM
Posted by: Mike and Nancy Cockson from Eden Prairie, Minnesota
I will always remember my uncle Ed living in Columbus and spending many holidays there with him and Gladys over the years when I was young. Eventually, they had four wonderful boys who all grew to be the kind of people I know Ed (and Gladys) were very proud of. He (and Gladys) left a legacy that is more meaningful than any other......they brought wonderful children into this world and their children have done the same...part of Ed will live forever in all his offspring and the world is a better place because of that. We will miss his Christmas cards with recap of Husker football season and will also miss all the conversations we had over the years about the Huskers future success. We're happy that he lived to see the Huskers win numerous championships. Our sincere condolences to all his children and their families.
6/1/2011 1:49:55 PM
Posted by: Angela Brown from Omaha, Nebraska
I'm very sorry for the huge loss. Please take time to appreciate you own lives and your family during the tough time.
6/1/2011 1:53:44 PM
Posted by: Jeff and Cheryl Cockson Crawford from Purcellville, VA
Ed was my 'gentle giant' uncle. I loved him dearly. He was good-natured, easy-going, and quick to laugh and find humor in life. Our sincerest sympathy to all your family on the loss of such a fine man.

With our siblings now flung to three states (CO, AZ, and VA, and Mike between AZ and MN), we regret that none of us can attend the funeral. Please know how much we feel your loss and wish we could be there. You are all in our prayers.

And, Don, thank you for coming and for bringing your dad to our brother Dan's funeral last summer. We will all remember this last time we saw your dad.
6/1/2011 2:28:25 PM
Posted by: Imogene Dill Denise and Keith Gilmore from Columbus, NE
We're so sorry to learn of the loss of your dad. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
6/1/2011 8:02:24 PM
Posted by: Jon Brezenski family from Columbus, NE
We are sorry to hear of Ed's passing. May God bless you and your family during this most difficult time. Regards - Jon, Kristie, Libbie, Emma and Allie Brezenski
6/2/2011 7:08:20 AM
Posted by: Reuben Denise Hughes from Columbus, NE
Roger & Families....You have our deepest sympathy. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal." Reuben, Denise Hughes - Family
6/2/2011 9:13:11 AM
Posted by: Mark Cockson and Sheila Dawson from Fountain Hills, Arizona
Gary, Don, Ron, Roger and families, I regret that we will be unable to attend the services, so I would like to leave you with a few thoughts below. I know that this must be a very difficult time for you. Nothing can ever really prepare you for the sense of loss when a close one dies and you have our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear father/grandfather/loved one.

Edward H. Iwansky
1/12/1924 – DASH- 5/31/2011
The ‘dash’ on our headstone, between the day we were born and the date we die, represents our time on this earth and how we live our life. The decisions we make, and the actions we take, influence others whose lives we touch, and allow us to make the most of the ‘dash’ that each of us has. Ed made certain that his ‘dash’ was full and enriched the lives of others in many ways.

Ed was a wonderful uncle to me-his sense of humor was blessed with his ability to share a wonderful laugh that we will all miss. When we saw Ed (and Don) last summer, he was the same person we have all grown to love—his updates on the latest status of the Huskers and laughing at a joke will be missed.

I would like to close with an Irish Blessing entitled:

Remembered Joy
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free!
I follow the plan God laid for me.
I saw His face, I heard His call,
I took His hand and left it all….
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah yes, these things too, I shall miss.
My life’s been full, I’ve savored much:
Good times, good friends, a loved-one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief-
Don’t shorten yours with undue grief.
Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
Enjoy the sunshine of the ‘morrow.

We Love you Ed!


6/2/2011 11:05:19 PM
Posted by: Terry Lowry Preister from Lincoln, NE
To Ed's Family: What a great neighbor Ed was to my parents, Chuck and Lee Lowry. Ed helped my mom when she slipped on the ice last winter. He looked after her after my father died. They both went to mass almost daily. Such a great, gentle soul. His reward in heaven is great! Here on earth, he'll be greatly missed. God Bless Ed and his family, always. Terry Lowry-Preister
6/2/2011 11:49:54 PM
Posted by: Dennis and Carolyn kresha from columbus, NE
To Roger and family's, you have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your DAD.
6/5/2011 3:19:40 PM
Posted by: Ron Ernst from Columbus, NE
A great one has passsed. I watched him over the years as a hospital volunteer and so admired him. His enthusiasm for life was contagious. He will be missed.
6/6/2011 10:06:04 AM



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