Powless, Edmund C.: Walks On

Oneida, Wisconsin March 2011

Funeral services were held for EDMUND C. POWLESS, 87, on January 5, 2011, at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Oneida. Interment followed in the Churchyard. Edmund was born June 14, 1923, in Oneida. He passed away December 30, 2010.

Edmund enlisted in the Army at the age of 18, after Pearl Harbor and was honorably discharged in 1945, receiving numerous service medals. After his service, he returned home, married, and eventually moved to Green Bay and worked at the Portland-Huron Cement Co., where he began as a laborer but soon developed into a general repairman, learning skills as a carpenter, welder, electrician, and plumber. After 40 years of dedicated service, he retired in 1985. After his retirement, Edmund was ordained as Deacon of the Episcopal Church at the age of 67, becoming the first Deacon at his lifelong church, The Church of the Holy Apostles, Oneida.




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