C. Edwin Yund

Birth Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 1932
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Edwin Yund, 89, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at West View Healthy Living.  He was born July 14, 1932, the son of Clarence Luther and Iva Ocenia Faber Yund.  Upon graduating from Wooster High School in 1950, he and lifetime friends, Jones Alexander, Richard Graham, Harold Redick, and Donnie Varns,—dubbed the Killbuck Valley Boys—traveled out west.  Those memories and friendships remained throughout their entire lives.

He married the love of his life, Shirley Lou Gray, on June 5, 1955, and shared 61 wonderful years together before she passed. 

Edwin was a carpenter by trade, but could do just about anything when it came to a build. He was employed by Grant Sheets & Ed Sherck, but decided to work for himself in 1973 until he retired.

Edwin was a member of Central Christian Church for 76 years, a Life Deacon, a Life Trustee, and also served on the Welcome Ministry and cooked at pancake breakfasts.  He was also active in the school and community as PTA president, Wooster City School board member and president, Wayne County Schools Career Center school board member, a founding member of the WHS Alumni & Friends, Wooster Parks & Recreation Board Commission, and a member of the Elks Club.

Edwin was one of the good ones; a true gentleman with a heart of gold.  He was honest, kind, and led by example.  His family was his world and he was our rock.  His wisdom & wit will be incredibly missed.

He is survived by his children, Jeffrey D. Yund of Westerville, Michael E. (Suzanne) Yund of Valley City and Carol L. (Jim) Mills of Wooster; his cherished grandchildren, Jennifer (Joe) Conley and James Mills and Michael Zielinski;  the apple of his eye, his great granddaughter, Piper Conley; his sister, Lois (Andy) Eggers, countless nieces and nephews that meant so much to him. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Shirley; and his sister, Evelyn Yund. 

A memorial service will be held at Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster, on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Arnie Kaufman officiating.  The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.  The family requests that masks be worn.  McIntire, Bradham, & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., will be assisting the family.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution can do so to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio’s LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.  The family would like to thank Dr. John K. Miller, nurses, and staff at West View Healthy Living for their care and compassion over the last 8 months.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradham-sleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution can do so to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691 or Ohio’s LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.


Family will greet friends following service


Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Christian Church


God has a great gentleman in his heavenly home…rest in peace Ed❤️❤️❤️

Carol & family; Heaven gained another angel.I have warm, loving memories of both of your parents. Both were gentle & caring.Your Dad will rest in peace beside your Mom now.Take comfort knowing they are wrapped in the loving arms of Jesus.

What a great smile, Ed was a really fun. He could build anything. Chris and Sally Whitemyer

Prayers and love to you all. I will always remember his gentle loving personality. His smile would light up a room. His legacy lives on in the love he showered on his loved ones. God Bless! Jane, Michael, Benjamin, Emma Stark and Chris and Kyle Norman

Ed was a neighbor growing up and a "Killbuck Valley Boy" along with my brother, Jones Alexander. He always had a pleasant smile and a twinkle in his eye. "Grieving" is for us,,,"Rejoicing" is for Ed as he is now in his heavenly home with his Savior.

He did work for a lady I worked for. One the nicest people you could ever meet he was funny and witty. And for his age back then full of energy. Heaven got a good man. RIP

Carol and family, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Blessings and condolences to you all.

Edwin was a friend (as well as a much needed professional) as part of our family life for over forty years.
A good man - and a loyal friend.

Carol my family and I extend our condolence to you and your family. I did not get the pleasure of meeting your Father, but he sound like it was a pretty good guy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Keep the memories right before you.

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