Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Albert Suhl - Atwood Lodge

Albert Suhl


RTHUR — Albert Edward “Ed” Suhl, 90, of Arthur, passed away at 12:51 PM Sunday, October 7, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
Funeral services with Masonic Rites will begin at 3:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Zion United Church of Christ, northeast of Arthur, with Pastor Dennis Hanner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:30 PM Wednesday at Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur.
Ed was born January 2, 1922 on the family farm in rural Arthur, the son of Albert and Zelma Marie (Braithwaite) Suhl. He married Madalyn Mack in Decatur on June 27, 1948; she survives.
Besides his wife, Madalyn, he is survived by one son, Steven (Ellie) Suhl of Rochester; daughter, Karol (Mark) Allen of Minnetonka, Minnesota; grandchildren, Matthew E. Suhl of Chicago; Jonathan V. Suhl of Iowa City, Iowa; Kelsey (Greg) Karssen of Ankeny, Iowa; and Katharine Allen of Minnetonka, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ed graduated from Atwood High School in 1940 and joined his father in farming. He took over operation of the farm eight years later, raising cattle, hogs, and grain. He retired from active farming in 1985.
Ed was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, in Arthur, where he served several terms on the church council, was active in several committees in the church, and participated in choir. He was a Past Master of Atwood Lodge 651, AF&AM where he was a member for 47 years. In other Masonic work, he was a member of the Scottish Rite and Ansar Temple of Shriners in Springfield. He also was a member of the Arthur Lions Club, a 20-year member of the Arthur Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla, and former president of the Atwood Grain and Supply Co., where he served on the board for 15 years. He was a commissioner and chairman of his drainage district for 33 years. The State Bank of Arthur recognized him as an Outstanding Farmer in 1990.
Ed was a loving husband and a proud father and grandfather. He loved farming and enjoyed reworking machinery or inventing new implements to make his farm operation more efficient. He was a man of great integrity, who worked hard and loved to have fun. He enjoyed boating, fishing, golf, and woodworking. He and Madalyn also enjoyed traveling. He was grateful to God for everything he was given, and he will be dearly missed.
Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63131 or Zion United Church of Christ.
Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.hilligossshraderfh.com.
Obituary written by family members. 

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