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Edward John Cummings , Age 77

November 13, 1944 --May 26, 2022

Edward John Cummings, born November 13, 1944 in Baraboo, WI to Lester and Anna (Scully) Cummings, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the age of 77. Edward attended St. Joseph Catholic grade school and graduated from Baraboo High School in 1962. After graduation he attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and then enlisted in the US Navy where he served on the USS Reclaimer ARS42 as a deep-sea diver during the Vietnam era. His work career consisted of the Sauk Co. Highway Dept., Libby's, and Wisconsin Power and Light/Alliant Energy until his retirement.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He was a CPR instructor and Elk's member #688 for 52 years and a member of the American Legion, he also served as Chairman for the Town of Baraboo for two terms. Ed was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and had the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone wherever he went.

Edward is survived by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Alice; son, Kory (Shannon), their children, Colin, Hallie, Shea, Stella, all of Baraboo; daughter, Kimberly (Geoff Zimmer) of Ladysmith. Siblings, James of Baraboo, Crystal (Paul) Hasheider of Baraboo, and Daniel of Pewaukee as well as nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Anna Cummings; sister, Kathryn Randall; in-laws, Victor and Elsie Rott and sister-in-law, Linda Eastman.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Redlin-Ertz Funeral Home in Baraboo. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will also be held at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Military honors will be conducted at the church following the mass. A private inurnment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at a later date.


grace terry May 27, 2022

neighbor Baraboo , Wisconsin

sorry for your loss

Jason Belter May 28, 2022

Neighbor Hutchinson , Kansas

I am sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this time of grief.

Kay Hagness May 28, 2022

Teacher and friend Middleton , Wisconsin

What an amazing man! I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope that the memories of him will soften the edges of your grief. Your wonderful family is in my prayers.

Kellie S Zink May 28, 2022

Friend NORTH FREEDOM , Wisconsin

Prayers to the family 💓💞, Ed was an awesome guy 🙏🙏

Dennis and Penny Quandt May 28, 2022

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

We are so sorry for your loss.. Our thoughts and prayers are with all..

Rosetta Boyle May 28, 2022

Cousin Baraboo , Wisconsin

My heartfelt sorrow to hear of Ed’s passing. To Alice, Kory, and the entire extended family, know that my prayers are with you.

Rex Hinz May 29, 2022

Neighbor and friend Baraboo

My condolences to Ed's Wife, Childern,Family and Friends He was a very good man and will be missed by all.

Roger Gonzagowski May 29, 2022

Friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

Crystal, sorry for your loss, we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Rice May 30, 2022

former co-worker Baraboo , Wisconsin

It was always a fun time to work with Ed. I still have pleasant memories of the noon card games. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss and send my condolences to the entire family.

Mary Buelow June 02, 2022

Neighbor LaValle , Wisconsin

Alice , Kory, Kim and families..My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Cherish the memories..

michael A heiser June 03, 2022

Long time friend BARABOO , Wisconsin

Jo ann and I are so sorry Alice for your loss. I just found out about Ed. You have our prayers and deepest sympathy.