Ed Fitzlaff of Truman, formerly of Jackson, passed away on December 1, 2019 at Heartland Senior Living in Truman. He was 65 years of age.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10 am on Saturday December 7, 2019 at Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman, with Pastor John Bennett officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday evening. Additional visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Truman. Zaharia Family Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. www.ZahariaFamilyFuneral.com
Edwin Walter Fitzlaff was born October 25, 1954 in Jackson, MN to Ernest and Lola (Carter) Fitzlaff. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1973, went on to work for the school there in the Maintenance and Custodial Department. He worked for a time at the Turkey Farm in Eden Valley as well as a kitchen staff member at Truman Senior Living. In 1992, he married Carol Ziegler. To this union two sons were born. He and Carol later divorced. Since 2008, Ed has been employed full time as a Special Education Driver for Truman Bus Service. Ed had a love for nature; Cars, new and old and for watching bull riding. He tried Riding a few times, but figured out quickly that it's much safer from behind the TV. He was a kind and caring individual and would do anything for anyone needing help. He enjoyed the company of others, especially his friends and coworkers. On November 7, 2017, Ed was diagnosed with MCCL2, a rare form of Leukemia. He fought a valiant fight.
He is survived by his sons, Gabriel and Adam Fitzlaff of Truman; his brother Ernest (Phyllis) Fitzlaff of Springfield MO; also many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
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