Edward Zmuda


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Posted Online: March 31, 2013, 4:41 pm
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Edward J. Zmuda, 91, of Moline, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline, with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors by American Legion Post 246. Memorials can be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice.
Ed was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Frances Wedzina Zmuda. He married Adeline Swedzinski on Feb. 18, 1947, at the former Holy Trinity Church.
Ed worked at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local 25, Rock Island, retiring after 38 years of service.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Order of Foresters Court 1691, Moline Cribbage Club and multiple golf groups in the Quad-Cities. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Adeline; children, Mike (Lynn) Zmuda, Davenport, Mary (Paul) Carbone, Cranberry Township, Pa., Mindy (John) King, East Moline, Betsy Zmuda (Greg Swanson), Moline, Jayne Hanson, Fishers, Ind., and Ron (Dawn) Zmuda, Goshen Ind.; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Walter Zmuda, Moline, and Joseph Zmuda, East Moline. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Francis Zmuda; sisters, Bernice Foley and Irene Zmuda; and a brother, Ben Zmuda.
Condolences may be left at RaffertyFunerals.com







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