In loving memory of

Edward Ernest Small
December 12, 1945 - January 18, 2020

Edward E. Small, 74, of Bernard, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at home, surrounded by family.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, January 24, 2020, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 P.M., Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, with military honors.

Edward Ernest Small was born on December 12, 1945 in Clinton, Iowa, to Leslie Ernest and Evelyn A. (Scheibe) Small. He was a 1964 graduate of Western Dubuque High School and then served his country in the Navy earning an honorable discharge. He married Carol Nancy Block on September 26, 1970 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Edward first worked for Edward's Construction Company in Dubuque. He then worked for 44 years as a cement finisher for Bob and Lee Kinsella Construction, retiring in 2012.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing for Big Catfish at Jim Falls, Wisconsin, NASCAR races, going for rides on the side by side, and tractor rides.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Carol Small of Bernard, IA; a son David (and his wife Cristina Montelius) Small of East Dubuque, IL; 2 grandchildren Ben and Evan; a sister, Janice (and her husband Paul) Ruggeberg of Maquoketa, IA; and a brother, Richard "Rick" (and his wife Tammy) Small of Bernard, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother James Small, and a sister Phyllis Turnis.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Edward E. Small memorial fund has been established.

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Linda Rotman wrote on Jan 23, 2020:

"Dear Rick and Tammy, Sending sympathy and prayers at the loss of Rick's brother, Edward. Please know that I am thinking of you and your whole family. Wishing you the comfort of a lifetime of memories. Love, Linda"

Elizabeth Lind wrote on Jan 23, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss Rick, Tammy, Ethan. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends. Sorry I won?t be able to make visitation I have bronchitis. My thoughts with you all??"

Harry Rennison wrote on Jan 22, 2020:

"I was so sad to hear about Ed's passing. I remember the great summers I had being around him and his family when working on his Uncle's farm. Did get to visit with him for a few minutes a couple of years ago..May Ed rest in peace. Harry Rennison"