Edward Gingerich, 62, Kokomo went to be with the Lord at 2:35 a.m. Sunday February 7, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital.
Edward was born January 9, 1948 in Howard County to the late Eli & Abby (Kingsinger) Gingerich.
He was member of Bethany Fellowship Church. He enjoyed being a dairy farmer, gardening, yard work and playing with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Irene (Kauffman) Gingerich, Kokomo and 3 sons and 9 daughters. LaVern (Ernie) Gingerich, Lisa and husband Marcus Miller, Angela Gingerich and fiancé Rodney Miller, Tracy and her husband Jerimah White, Rhonda and her husband Moine Martin, Regina and her husband Jeff Walker, Roxann Gingerich and special friend Lee Lewis, Marlene Gingerich, Anita Gingerich and special friend Dennis Otto, Crystal Gingerich, Christopher Gingerich and Ryan Gingerich all of Kokomo; 15 grandchildren Joyce, Hannah, Kevin, Kaylene, Timothy, and Merlin Miller, Isaiah White, Racheal, Michael, Brenda and Myron Martin, Susan Matthew, Daisy Walker and Adaline Gingerich. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 4 sisters, Freida & Myrl Sauder, Ohio, Roman & Virginia Gingerich, Kokomo, Elsie & John O’Brien, Amboy, John & Barbara Gingerich, Topeka, Orval & Sharon Gingerich, Kokomo, Edna Rankins, Kokomo, Claris & Wayne Burkholder, Goshen and Jerry & Katie Gingerich, Kokomo, and mother in law Nancy Kauffman, Kokomo.
He was preceded in death by his parent Eli & Abby Gingerich, 1 sister Nadine Kauffman, 3 brothers Freeman Gingerich, Henry Gingerich, and Steve Gingerich.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday February 9, 2010 at Bethany Fellowship School 5169 N. 600 E. Greentown. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Bethany Fellowship Church at the corner of 500 N. 500 E. Greentown. Burial will follow in Christner Cemetery at the corner of 600 N. 500 E. (Howard Co.) Kokomo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Galilian Home in Liberty, Kentucky.
Hasler & Stout Funeral Home 112 E. Main Street Greentown assisted the family with arrangements.