Edward L. IrelandMarch 3, 1943 ~ May 21, 2017 (age 74)
Edward Lee Ireland, 74, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on May 21, 2017, at Door County Medical Center-Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born on March 3, 1943, in Oskaloosa, IA to George and Meta (Ankeney) Ireland. On February 12, 1977, he married Margo Purdy in Madison.
Ed and his wife Margo, owned and operated the Kentucky Fried Chicken for nearly 20 years. He was a past member of the Optimist Club, various city committees, and the Sturgeon Bay City Council. Ed loved to ride his scooter with his McDonald’s coffee group. He also enjoyed golf, cooking, boating and sailing, the Chicago Cubs, and loved to tinker with everything.
Survivors include his wife, Margo, Sturgeon Bay; son, Jeffrey Funnell and Wendelin Lockett, Cedarburg, and their children Conner, Cayla, and Hannah; son, Tim Funnell and Erin Funnell, Texas, and their children Austin and Noah; sister, Pat Uitermark, Arizona; sister-in-law, Karin Smith, California; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Meta Ireland; sister, Joan Vint; and brother, Dennis Ireland.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday June 30, 2017, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Reeder Herrick officiating. Inurnment will be in Shiloh Moravian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday June 29, 2017, at the Forbes Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to Neighbor-to-Neighbor of Sturgeon Bay; and Skilled Nursing Facility of Door County Memorial Hospital. On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the staff at the Skilled Nursing Facility for their wonderful care and support.