Charles E. “Ed” Atkinson
July 6, 1946 – October 26, 2021
Preceded in death by his son, John; parents, Harlan and Annamary; sister, Judy Kneale. Survived by his wife, Ann; son, Kevin; grandchildren: Katelyn, Jade, Machaela (Matt McMullin), Andrea, and Christopher; daughter-in-law, Lori; brother-in-law, Wade Nutzman (Sue); nieces and nephews.
Memorial Service: Saturday, November 6th at 10:30am at Life Church Omaha (20710 Gold Circle).
Private Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of one’s choice.
Ed Atkinson was born on July 6, 1946, in Omaha, Nebraska, and passed away suddenly on October 26, 2021, at age 75. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved “Ed”.
Ed grew up on a small farm close to Union, Nebraska, and helped his dad on the farm. He had one sister, Judy, who passed away this summer.
Ed attended a one room school through 8th grade and then transferred to Nehawka High School, a very small school. Ed’s class was 13 students. He knew and loved everyone. Ed started dating Ann at prom, and they married August 27, 1967 – just celebrated their 54th anniversary.
Ed and Ann had two sons, John and Kevin, both attended Westside High School and graduated from the University of Nebraska. Sadly, John passed away several years ago from cancer.
Ed was a golfer his whole life and shared his time with his sons on the golf course and through the years watching the boys’ sports, whether it was baseball or soccer. Ed and Ann went to all sporting events and followed the teams everywhere. The last few years they followed their grandson, Christopher “Topher” to a lot of his golf tournaments. He and Grandpa were golf buddies, sharing wins or losses and lots of emails.
Ed always knew and loved jokes and was always telling them to all! He loved people.
Ed and Ann started going to Life Church years ago and volunteered their time. Ed was a greeter to everyone and loved his time there each Sunday morning while Ann was part of the Sunday Morning Host team that helped with the coffee, etc. They attended and shared in small groups within the church. He will be remembered by all!
Preceded in death by son, John; parents, Harlan and Annamary; sister, Judy Kneale. Survived by wife, Ann; son, Kevin; grandchildren: Katelyn, Jade, Machaela (Matt McMullin), Andrea, and Christopher; daughter-in-law, Lori; brother-in-law, Wade Nutzman (Sue); nieces and nephews.