Roland “Ed” Euler Jr., 52

Roland E. ‘Ed’ Euler Jr., age 52, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, June 12, 2009, at his home.He was born Oct. 26, 1956 in Sturgis, a son of the late Roland E. and Mary A. (Carter) Euler.Ed had resided in Sturgis his whole life, and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1976.He had been employed by Protective Coating in Sturgis and Jayco Industries in Bristol, Ind.Ed attended the Church of the Stone in Wolcottville, Ind. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, earning the rank of Seaman First Class. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on his computer and had a real green thumb when it came to growing house plants.He is survived by his longtime companion, Marinda Tullos of Sturgis; four sisters, Phyllis Ann (Gary) Runyon of Cedar Springs, and Nancy Susan Lipko, Mable (Ronald) Waite and Ellen (Garnet) Waite, all of Sturgis; two brothers, Roger (Bonnie) VanAvery of Sturgis and Bruce VanAvery of Las Vegas; an aunt, Thelma Smith of Sturgis; an uncle, Homer James Carter Jr. of Sturgis; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Larry Gene Carter; a sister, Lois Mary Euler; two nephews, Landon Carter and Troy VanAvery; and a niece, Brenda Lee Runyon.The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of Roland “Ed” Euler will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Michael Stanley of the Church of the Stone will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis, where full military rites will be conferred by Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard.Memorial donations to the family would be appreciated, c/o: Marinda Tullos, 211 McKee St., Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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