Edward Harris Lakaner of Bourbon, Missouri was born in Steelville, Missouri on August 12, 1937 to William A. and Mabel J. (Shoop) Lakaner and passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the age of 83 years.
He grew up attending school in Steelville and graduated with the Class of 1956.
Edward entered into the United States Army and served his country in Korea and various other places.
He married his first wife, Doris Lee White on July 8, 1961. Doris passed away in 1971.
For many years, Edward worked as a machine maintenance man for McDonald Douglas, Chrysler and Proctor Products. Most recently, he retired from Mar-Bal in Cuba, Missouri in 2007.
Edward was united in marriage married his second wife, Doris Anna Merritt in 1986. Shortly after marrying, they moved to the Bourbon, Missouri area. Edward was a member of Steelville Presbyterian Church, where he was baptized on April 9, 1950 and later he and Doris became members of Lasting Hope Assembly of God in Bourbon., Missouri
Edward loved eating at the Circle Inn in Bourbon, Missouri. He referred to it as his favorite spot. He also loved fishing, hunting and drinking a beer.
In his later years, Edward enjoyed traveling with Doris.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris Lee Lakaner; his parents, William and Mabel Lakaner; and one brother, Ted Lakaner.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Lakaner; five children, John C. Lakaner and wife Marilyn of Steelville, Missouri, Randy Martin and wife Sherri of Bourbon, Missouri, Roger Martin of Bourbon, Missouri, Ron Martin and wife Linda of Cuba, Missouri and Tammy Nissen and husband Travis of Cuba, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at noon on Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home Chapel in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Wendy Downing officiating.
Interment followed was in the New Home Cemetery in Cherryville, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.