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Edward Allen Sample

May 10, 1941 August 13, 2013
Edward Allen Sample
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Edward Allen Sample, age 72, of Janesville, WI, went home to his Lord on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. Edward was born on May 10, 1941, at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan, the son of Elmer and Wanda (Martin) Sample. Ed attended Lake Orion High School and graduated in June of 1959. He was a Vietnam-era US Army veteran and served in a MASH unit in Korea. Ed planned on making the military his career until he met his future wife, Roberta Katherine Marshall, in August of 1963. They were married at the first Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware on August 22, 1969. Ed worked for General Motors for 30 years and retired in 1991. He was a quiet gentleman who devoted his life to his Lord, his family and his community. Ed was a member of Faith Community Church in Janesville and took great joy in volunteering at KANDU Industries. He enjoyed carpentry and photography and took his camera with him everywhere he went. Ed spent his life doing for others and was never happier than when he was surrounded by his children and nature.

Ed is survived by his beautiful wife, Roberta, and his three beloved children, Edward Charles Sample, Sarah Ellen (Keith) Colby, Robert Richard Sample, all of Janesville; two brothers, Arnold Richard Sample of Phoenix, AZ, and Robert W. Sample of Punta Gorda, FL; a sister, Sandra Quinlin of Mesa, AZ; a niece, Caroline Robb of Janesville; and numerous other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. noon on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Faith Community Church, 2931 Lucerne Drive, Janesville, with Pastor Jeff Williams officiating.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. Military honors will be provided by Kienow-Hilt VFW Post 1621. Burial will be at a future date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to KANDU Industries, 1741 Adel St., Janesville, WI, 53546. Hansen Funeral Home, Janesville, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at


12 p.m. Noon

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Faith Community Church

2931 Lucerne Drive

Janesville WI


11 a.m.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Faith Community Church
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