Edwin Hart, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at the Jones Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

Edwin donated his body to the University of Iowa, Department of Anatomy in Iowa, City.

A visitation was held from 4-7 Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa.

Interment will be at a later date at the Wilcox Cemetery, rural Anamosa.

Ed was born Jan. 8, 1942 at the Anamosa Community, Hospital. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Newlin, Hart. He was the first baby of the New Year. He received his education in the Viola, schools. Ed married Lois Wadsworth on June 25, 1961 at the Viola Methodist Church. Ed was employed at Rockwell Collins and later at Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids. He finished his working career at Carlson College in Stone City where he was the grounds keeper.

Ed was passionate about his work shop and loved to “shoot the breeze” with anyone who would stop by for advice or to comment on anyone of his numerous projects. He lived his entire life in Viola and had an endless sense of curiosity about everything, his toys, the latest iPad, the best mushroom spots, what his kids or grandkids were up to, and most important were his dogs Sophie Girl and Louie. He had served on the Wilcox Cemetery Board and the Viola Methodist Church Board.

Ed is survived by his wife, Lois, his children; Vincent of Chicago, Ill., Julie (Mark) Frederick, Lisbon, Stacy (Brett) Rathje, Cedar Rapids; his grandchildren, Steve (Alycia) Benishek, Nicole (Mark) Schaller, Alex, Madison, Peyton and Logan Rathje; three great-grandchildren: Kennady and Kingston Benischek and Emma Schaller; his siblings: John Hart, Anamosa, David Hart, Robbins, Mary Taylor, Cedar Rapids, Kim Hart, Martelle, Bill Hart, Diagonal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a great-granddaughter, Melanie Jewel Schaller.

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