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Edward Benjamin

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Harbach, Edward Benjamin

Of Caledonia – Passed away peacefully April 14, 2020 at the age of 92. Edward was the loving husband of Dorothy (nee Hintz) and caring father of Ellen (Bruce) Holtermann of Suffolk, Va.; David of Caledonia; and Dawn (Rick) Martin of Clinton, dear grandfather of Patrick, Megan, Brian, Robin, Annmarie, Kaitlyn, Elena, Aaron, and Ben. Also survived by his brothers, great-grandchildren, other relatives, friends, and his special companion Misty-puppy.

Edward was a longtime member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of Caledonia, a Packers and Brewers fan, enjoyed fishing, taking care of his vegetable garden, and was a very skilled carpenter for many years.

A private Funeral Service will be held.



9200 S. 27th St.





  1. Kenneth Teske, Jr. April 18, 2020 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Dorothy and family. I am sad to hear Edward passed away. Our condolences to you and your family. My mother and father always enjoyed meeting up with you, Edward and the rest of the Harbach’s.

  2. Jerry and Joan Clauer April 18, 2020 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Dorothy and family. Our deepest sympathy in the death of Ed. We heard he was ill and saddened that he passed away, but joyful that he is in Heaven with our Lord. Laura McGee wrote us an email. Dorothy and family you are in our prayers.

  3. Sandy Montey April 22, 2020 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    My sincere sympathies, Dawn and family. Keeping you in my prayers.

  4. Donna Nelsen April 23, 2020 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I have many great memories growing up with all of the Harbach’s, Very sorry to hear this news. Prayers being sent to Dorothy and family, may he RIP

  5. Anne Marie Johnson (Holterman) April 25, 2020 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    To my dear Grandpa, You will greatly be missed. I loved your sweet spirit. Gentleness, kindness, and how funny you were. I still remember when you were at the house in Powhatan and said ” Can I please borrow a piece of bread”. and I believe mom said ” Dad we do not want it back”. I thought that was funny. and another time when you put ketchup on your mac and cheese, I thought that was a bit strange. I loved it when mom told us that you and grandma and Auntie were coming to visit. The time could not move fast enough for you to get to us. I do not remember if I kept asking mom ‘when are they going to get here”. It was the best times. I couldn’t wait to give you, and grandma, and Auntie a big hug. Once you got here I wished that the time would move really slow. I never wanted you and grandma and Auntie to leave and go back to Wisconsin. Tears fill my face thinking about you and wishing I could have seen you more and gotten to know you better and wishing that my kids could’ve had a chance to meet you and gotten to know their great-grandpa. For me that’s what hurts the most knowing that they will never get to meet you in this lifetime.
    I loved the time that me and Robin were able to come to visit you and Grandma in Wisconsin. I remember when you said that we were going to have meatballs and spaghetti for dinner and I do not remember the meatballs part and how me and Robin Holtermann helped peel a lot of corn on the cob for the huge family get together that grandma was having.I also remember going here and there and everywhere. I enjoyed watching the three stooges with you down in the basement. That was fun. I also remember in your backyard that you had a lot of bird feeders and all kinds of birds came to them. I keep thinking about how to include the two ducks that you had, and how pretty they were with their pretty markings especially the male.
    I so wish I had more memories with you and more time spent with you. I have been wanting to come and visit so bad. It’s just not having enough money to do it is so hard. Now I wish that I could’ve used some of our tax return to do it. It still got used up somehow. Sometime you just can’t put a price on seeing family. I am so thankful that the Lord gave you so many years. 92 years of them. knowing that you are no longer in pain is so comforting and it eases the pain that I’m feeling.
    Lord thank you much for my Grandpa. I love you.

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