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Edwin Sullivan

March 19, 2020

Edwin Sullivan Edwin 'Ed' Sullivan
ONALASKA/TREMPEALEAU -- Edwin "Ed" Sullivan, 82, of Onalaska and formerly of Trempealeau died Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Gundersen Health System, after a long courageous battle with Inclusion Body Myositis.
Survivors include his wife, Sally; daughters, Kathy (Alan) Van Vleet, Sara (Shane) Stoner and Paula Stoner; his five grandchildren, Billy Skemp (friend, Marissa Colbert), Braeden (Jessica) Stoner, Alana (Jordan) Docken, Erik Van Vleet and Nicholas (Beatrice) Stoner; and three great-grandchildren, Milo and Jet Stoner, and Asher Docken.
A celebration of Ed's life will be held at a later date. The Fossum Funeral and Cremation Service of Onalaska is assisting with the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.fossumfuneralhome.com.
Our family would like to thank Gundersen Health System and the Palliative care team, especially Linda Groon, MD, Kyla Lee, MD, Jason Hatfield, PA, and all the nurses and respiratory therapy team on the 6th floor for their incredible love, compassion and care.
Memorials may directed to the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Onalaska, The Children's Miracle Network and Aquinas Catholic Schools.
Published on March 22, 2020
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Mike Ebersold
Mar 31, 2020
Sorry for your loss. He was a great man.
Nancy Volden
Mar 31, 2020
Dear Paula and family

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mar 28, 2020
The Milligan family send their condolences.
Dick and Jenny Langowski
Mar 27, 2020
Wow...So sad to hear our friend of many fun and crazy years passing...Wisconsin Dells will never be the same..Jimmy's Dell Bar and the White Rose Adventures ..Take care Sullivan family...You are One of a Kind
George Besl
Mar 27, 2020
Sally and family. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Ed was that special type of person you always loved to run into and kid back and forth. I'll miss him and you at Coulee.
Linda Sullivan Fisher
Mar 26, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Having just met Ed I wish I could have spent more time with him. Hearing all of the stories that Mom and Dad would tell us I feel like I knew him very well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sally and the girls and all of the family. All I can say is that the boys were there to meet him and it must have been quite a party. Sending love to you all! Love Linda
Mar 26, 2020
Sally and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking to you both when you came into my work place. You both were so generous by giving me the chair lift . I will miss Ed and seeing you. God Bless you all.
The Franke Family
Mar 26, 2020
What a loss to us all! The Sullivan family is in our thoughts!

Rik, Wendy, Paige and Erik Franke
Eddie Allen
Mar 25, 2020
I am profoundly saddened to learn of Ed's passing. I know he was a great husband and father to your family and a great friend to more people than I could ever count. Ed was always generous toward me, often playing my music and helping to promote what I do through his radio programming. And I know he did the same for many others. I admired and respected him for his hard work and success in so many endeavors in the course of his lifetime. But mostly I admired him for being cheerful in all weather. His smile brightened everything around him. I'll never forget him. Nobody who knew him ever will. I am so sorry for this loss you bear. With deep regret and warmest personal regards.

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Jerry & Sharon Miller
Mar 24, 2020
Sally and family,
So Sorry, he is at peace,
Bonnie and Darwin Bradley
Mar 23, 2020
So sorry Sally and your family for your loss and our good friend and former partner, will remember the good times and his music forever. He was a friend to all.
Tod Edwards
Mar 22, 2020
What a team you made Sally and Ed. Love you both. We all love both.
Kurt and Valerie Wood
Mar 22, 2020
We will always remember you having so much fun playing the banjo, with the
Irv Kleinsmen Band. The crowd got crazy the band got crazier. Let's not forget Sullivan's Restaurant my favorite the Shannon Stop Over.. yum!
We'll miss you at the Catfish Days parade.
Many prayers to you and your family, Val, Kurt Wood
Val,Kurt Wood
Diane, Tim, Audra, Trevor Groth, Westview Inn
Mar 22, 2020
We have been missing you for breakfast. So sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed. All our loveđź’ž
Terry and Karolyn Collins
Mar 22, 2020
Sally and all,
This is the passing of a great and wonderful man. Please accept our deepest condolences. We won’t see the likes of him again very soon.
Vanee Songsiridej
Mar 22, 2020
Dear Sally and family, So very sorry for your loss. Ed was a very special man who made this world a better place to live for so many people. He will be living on in a lot of people’s hearts. Take good care.
Thomas Wuest
Mar 22, 2020
Sally, you and your family have my sympathy. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Have many great memories of Ed
Joe & Lois Marcotte
Mar 22, 2020
Sally, So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We have many memories going all the way back to high school of the four of us and our times together. May God bless you. Joe and Lois Marcotte.
Sandy Gunderson
Mar 22, 2020
My prayers and thoughts go out to your family. What a wonderful man he was.
Doctor "Mike" and Vicki Hartigan
Mar 22, 2020
Thanks for your loving service to kids through CMN, your love and friendship, and your spirit. Godspeed, Commodore.
Cherished memories and love for Sally and family.
Sue Lund
Mar 22, 2020
My deepest sympathy on the loss of a fabulous man, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather!
My love and many hugs! May the happiest of memories sustain you!

Sally, I remember one of the first night you and Ed opened Sullivan’s (the former Jackson’s)! It was over 50 yrs. ago, but Dave and I were newlyweds, so I remember it well. We watched as your restaurant expanded and grew. Sadly, I only had Dave for 21 yrs. - but it was a favorite place for us! You also were part of our “meeting” when the band first came back to the area and played at Wason’s! Many happy memories years ago! HUGS!
Jim and Peg Bender
Mar 22, 2020
Sally and Family, our hearts go out to all of you at this time.Ed was such a warm, wonderful, fun gentleman and we are blessed to have known him.
Tom and Pat Knudsen
Mar 22, 2020
With deepest sympathy to all your families. He will be so greatly missed. Loved that beautiful smile and his wonderful music and all the wonderful contributions to society. Sending my one last hug. Pat
Jim Tracy
Mar 22, 2020
My condolences to Sally and the rest of the Sullivan family. The gathering of Irish men in heaven will be great.
Michael Ablan, Esq.
Mar 22, 2020
We used to boat down to the harbor and Ed would pick us up in the green van. He loved that! Ed was a giver and the community will miss him dearly. Sally and Ed together made an indelible mark. This is truly going to be a special celebration of life!