David Charles Edwards, of North Webster, passed away quietly at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne on Monday, February 13, 2023, at the age of 81. Born on March 14, 1941, in Anderson, Indiana, he was the only son of Daniel and Lula Edwards (Chandler).
Dave was a 1959 graduate of Middletown High School in Middletown, Indiana. He spent most of his life in the Middletown and Anderson area before moving to North Webster in 1986. Professionally, Dave was employed at Marsh Supermarkets in Anderson, Muncie and Hartford City for six years, Best Ever Dairy for nine years, Swift Eckrich in Anderson and Fort Wayne for 19 years, and Rice Ford for 13 years. He retired from Rice Ford in 2006. Dave was a member of the Lakeland Kiwanis in North Webster since 1996, serving as Treasurer. He was also formerly a member of the Elks Lodge in Anderson.
Dave loved woodworking and carpentry, building furniture for his friends and family. He was known as the family’s “project manager” …..aka “Tool Man Dave”. He also loved being on the lake and living near the water. He spent nearly 45 years in the North Webster Lake community and enjoyed spending time with his family there, including his beloved dog, Minnie. Dave truly loved spending time at the happiest place on earth. Dave and his family would create beautifully decorated Disney themed Christmas trees every year for the North Webster Community Center as a memorial for their lost loved ones.
Those who survive with memories to cherish include his wife, Alice Edwards of North Webster; daughter, Joyce Elaine (Steve) Staub of Fishers; son in law, Greg (Sheila) Wilson; grandchildren, Sarah (Nick) Cox, Joshua (Janae) Wilson, Steven (Megan) Staub, and Alec Staub; great grandchildren, Logan, Graham, and Nora; and sisters, Betty VanMatre, Virginia (Kenny) Roland, and Barbara (John) Mills. He is further survived by many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in passing by his parents; first wife of 56 years, Barb Edwards; and two daughters, Mary Ellen Wilson and Christine Alisse Edwards.
Friends may join his family for visitation on Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw, 2000 Sheridan St. Warsaw, IN 46580, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The funeral service will begin at 3:00pm. Dave will be laid to rest in the Mock Addition of the North Webster Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in honor of Dave may leave memorial gifts to Lakeland Kiwanis (Riley Fund), PO Box 138 North Webster, Indiana. To leave a condolence or send flowers, please visit www.TitusFuneralHome.com