Edward J. Guider

Edward J. Guider

Edward passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born July 11, 1925 in Allegan the son of John and Nora (Maher) Guider. After graduating from Hopkins High School, Ed served his country in the US Air Force as a pilot during WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam and retired with the rank of Colonel. After WW II, he received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and taught math at Martin High School.  While serving in the Air Force he earned his MBA from George Washington University and his Masters in Mathematics from the University of Michigan in order to teach math at the Air Force Academy. In his spare time Ed enjoyed golfing on leagues in Michigan and Florida. On June 30, 1945 at Truax Army Air Field in Madison, WI he married Margaret Shipley who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Edward Guider Jr of Arvada, CO, Gary (Sandi) Guider of Pinckney, MI, Michael (Lois) Guider of Oviedo, FL, Kathleen (Scott) Broers of Grand Island, NE and David (Olga) Guider of Alexandria, VA; 10 grandchildren, Mike, Matt, Corrie, Mike Jr., Brian, Eric, Jessica, Trenton, Angela and David; 14 great grandchildren; his sister, Mary Jane Velesz and his cousin, Jack Hennessey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and many brothers and sisters-in-law.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Edward’s family from 5:00 P.M.to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Burial of Ashes will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to the Air Force Association (www.AFA.org).

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Dick and Sylvia Davis says:

    Margaret and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

  2. Pat and Russ Miner says:

    Dear Margaret and family, we are so sorry to here of your loss. Ed was the best golf partner and such a gentle, kind man, it has been such an honor to know him. Sometimes shirt-tail cousins turn out to be the best. Will miss him. Love to all of you.

  3. Mike Newkirk says:

    Dearest Aunt Margaret,

    Marcia and I are lifting you and the family in prayer to the God of all Comfort in this hour of loss. May you be richly blessed in the many memories of this wonderful man. I was very blessed to have an uncle like Ed.

    Grace and peace,
    Mike Newkirk

  4. Jody Dill says:

    Margaret, I’m Loretta’s daughter Jody, and she just loves you so much, and wanted to make sure that I give you and your kids a hug! She loved Uncle Ed, and has such great memories of him! If she was here I know she would be with you all! Love you to from Loretta, Scott and Jody

  5. Ryan Lapham says:

    Margaret and Family
    I was saddened to here of Ed’s passing. He was a great guy. Wonderful neighbor and a good customer. America lost one of our best men!
    Ryan

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