Edward Vernon Wahmann Sr. died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, after a long fight with medical issues. Ed was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

Ed was born in Lebanon, PA on Sept. 4, 1943. Ed met the love of his life, Brenda, and they were married on May 16, 1965. During their amazing 55 years of marriage, they have two children, Lori (Kevin) Ross, and Edward (Ulli) Wahmann, Jr. He is a cherished grandfather to Kevin (Cristo), Kai, Melia, and Megan. Ed will be dearly missed by his siblings, Mike (Donna), Joan (Ken), Rosenia (Tom), Dot, and Steve. Ed was proceeded in death by his brother, Joe.

Ed was a 20-year veteran of the United States Army. During his career, he and his family had the opportunity to travel around the United States and Europe. During those travels, he met many great people and made amazing friends. He was especially proud of the people that he met and calls friends from his time in Pforzheim, Germany. Ed’s passions were bowling, fishing, bald eagles, the outdoors, country music, German food/beer, and beating his chair up when he watched wrestling. Ed’s name has been placed in the Bowling Hall of Fame for his bowling achievements. As he would tell us, he was “pertnear” (“very close”) to becoming a member of the PBA. Ed bowled at Cedar Lanes in Lebanon, Palmyra Lanes in Palmyra, and at bowling alleys wherever he was stationed. Ed enjoyed working on cars. Grandma Norton always said that she knew when Ed was around, “because she would see him hanging out from under the hood of a car.”

Ed will be cremated. His ashes will be placed at the Veterans Memorial at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Due to the ongoing pandemic, a celebration of life with Veterans Honors will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project per Ed’s wishes. Being a veteran, Ed believed that our troops need to be taken care of.

The family would like to thank the Lebanon VA facility, the nurses, and doctors. They were amazing in helping during his treatments, stays in the hospital, and his final days. Ed was incredibly happy and comfortable (not an easy accomplishment) in the facility and with them all while he was there. Salute to you all.