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Edward F. Arbogast, Jr.

January 18, 1923 - January 07, 2021



Edward F. Arbogast, Jr. of Gladwin formerly of Cadillac passed away January 7, 2021 at The Brook of Gladwin. He was 97.

Ed was born January 18, 1923 in New Philadelphia, Ohio to Edward F. and Florence Catherine (Thompson) Arbogast, Sr. He married Elinor Jean Hillyer with whom he had one daughter, Lynn and later married Madelyn A. (Weidig) Greenfield on November 5, 1978 in Las Vegas; who he called his perfect match. Madelyn preceded him in death on March 6, 2013.

Ed grew up in Stone Creek, Ohio and graduated from Stone Creek High School in 1941. After high school he worked for a brief time before being drafted by the United States Army on January 12, 1943 and was selected for the Air Corps branch of service. After his time in the service he was very interested in World War II history. Mr. Arbogast retired as an educator after teaching junior high in California.

He was a talented musician and especially enjoyed big band and jazz music. In his retirement he enjoyed metal detecting, bird watching and traveling throughout the United States and Europe. He was a member of the Experimental Aviation Association and was their newsletter editor and served on the Cadillac Area Airport Board.

He is survived by children: Lynn (Tim) Fletcher of West Virginia, Steve Greenfield of Cadillac, Wendy (Michael) Sharkey of Schoolcraft, Holly (Michael) Smith of Gladwin, Ann (Richard) Clous of Cadillac and Greg Greenfield of Kalamazoo; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Ed was also preceded in death by his siblings: Jerry Arbogast, Mary Lou Deetz, Helen Harmon and stepchildren: Lee Greenfield and Karen Gregg.

A memorial service will be held at Peterson Funeral and Cremation Services in the spring.

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  • Dianna Moorhead - Jan 9th, 2021 6:27 pm

    "I always enjoyed Eddie's company. I loved listening to his stories and laughing with him. Such an interesting and great man. He will surely be missed by his friends at the House of Hunan and anyone else who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him."

  • Ann Clous - Jan 10th, 2021 5:33 am

    "Rest easy now Ed. what a great life you had. miss you here but see you on the other side"

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