Died: May 25, 2012
Edward D. Uchytil, 90, of Normal, passed away at 5:33 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012 at OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
He was born June 20, 1921 in Belle Plaine, IA, son of James and Mary Krajicek Uchytil. He married Edna Meeks on February 5, 1952 of Belle Plaine, IA.
Surviving are his wife of Normal; three daughters, Ellen (Ronald) Blanshan of Moline, Susan (Wilson) Burge and Molly (Dave) Wuethrich, both of Bloomington; one son, John (Cindy) Uchytil of Des Moines, IA. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Andrea Wilcox, Melissa Blanshan, Christopher and Andrew Uchytil, Dr. Jennifer Burge, Alex Burge and Robert Wuethrich; two step-grandchildren, Teresa (Dr. Brian) Powell and Brian (Trisha) Burge and four step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Sidney, Richard, James and Bernard Uchytil.
Edward was a United States Army Air Corps veteran, serving from 1942 to 1945 and obtaining the rank of Corporal.
He worked as the Research Director at Funks Seed Company, retiring in 1982 after 49 years of employment.
Edward enjoyed collecting rocks and gems and he was a member of the Corn Belt Gem and Mineral Society and also a member of the Magic Valley Gem and Mineral Club in Pharr, TX. He was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church in Normal.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at East Lawn Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Epiphany Catholic Church in Normal. Online condolences may be submitted to www.EastLawn-Bloomington.com.