Edward L. “Ed” Stolte, 76, of Hannibal, passed away at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

Edward L. “Ed” Stolte, 76, of Hannibal, passed away at 8:22 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Fr. Mike Quinn will officiate.

Friends and family are invited to Ed’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. A Prayer Service will be held Tuesday evening at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ed was born on March 15, 1942 in Hannibal, to Harold J. “Blackie” Stolte and Helen M. Lesseg Stolte.

Ed was married on Sept. 26, 1970 in Hannibal, to Brenda J. Bowen. She survives.

Other survivors include four children, Cindy Price (Greg) of Hannibal, Jason E. Stolte (Debbie) of Hannibal, Shannon R. Stolte (Angie) of Camdenton and Todd J. Stolte (Sheila McMasters) of Springfield; one brother, Norbert L. Stolte (Chris) of Hannibal; three sisters, Jeanne Bowman (Vince) of Cape Girardeau, Dorothy Green (Ronnie) of Hannibal and Teresa Stolte of Hannibal; nine grandchildren, Edie Price (Clint Graupman), Justin Price, Aaris Stolte, Malia Stolte, Avery Stolte, Braxton Stolte, Brynlee Stolte, Tye McMasters and Darilyn Stolte; one great-grandson, Jaxon Lay and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Edwards (Denny); aunt, Mary Hammock; and special friend, Kenny White.

Ed was a graduate of McCooey High School in Hannibal, where he was a standout football and basketball player. He attended Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University), graduating with a degree in Mathematics. Upon graduation Ed joined Iron Workers Local #577 of Burlington, Iowa.  Professionally Ed began his career as an Iron Worker working on a project at Continental Cement Company. Ed later joined his brother, Norbert farming in Hull, Ill. until the flood of 1993. After the flood of 1993 Ed accepted a position at the Continental Cement Company where he worked as a laborer from 1993 until his retirement in 2007.

Away from work Ed always enjoyed sports, whether watching his children or grandchildren’s activities Ed was always there. An avid fan of the University of Illinois Basketball and Football teams, Ed was always up for a heated debate about the rival University of Missouri Tigers. Ed also enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals Baseball. Hunting a variety of game over the years is also something that Ed took pleasure in. Ed hunted deer, pheasant and quail. He also enjoyed the challenge each spring of finding a patch of mushrooms. A talented baker, Ed made the best homemade cinnamon candies and peanut brittle. Time spent on the farm, old time country music and working in his yard were some of Ed’s favorites.

Most of all, Ed cherished the time he shared with his family and friends. Whether reminiscing about his days at McCooey or on the farm in Hull, Ill. or watching his grandchildren’s activities, Ed simply enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.

Pallbearers will be Justin Price, Aaris Stolte, Norbert Stolte, John Frier, Kenny Locke, Danny Locke and LaRay Mundell.

Honorary pallbearers will be Edie Price, Malia Stolte, Avery Stolte, Braxton Stolte, Brynlee Stolte, Tye McMasters, Darilyn Stolte and Jaxon Lay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Family Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.