On Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the community lost Edward Wielgus (61) in a tragic car
accident near his home in Fort McCoy, Florida.
Ed was born in Poland in a horse drawn wagon on August 23rd, 1961 and immigrated
to the United States when he was 5 years old. He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and
graduated from Normandy High School in 1979. During this time Ed tore down and
rebuilt his Dodge Charger, a project that would kick off a life-long love of working with
Those that knew Ed would agree that he was always working on a project. Whether it
was installing a deck, tiling a shower, or renovating an entire house; Ed loved breathing
new life into old spaces.
One of the only things that Ed took more pride in than his work were his two sons,
Christopher and Eddie. Both have fond memories of their childhood tree forts, swings,
and skateboard ramps thanks to the hard work and love Ed provided. Ed became a
grandfather 7 years ago and was cherished by his grandchildren.
Ed is survived by his mother, Stella, brothers Joseph and Richard, sister Christine, sons
Christopher and Eddie and their families, and his long-time partner Kathy Werner along
with her family.
One of Ed’s final projects was the renovation and rehab of he and Kathy’s three Lake
Kerr properties in Salt Springs, Florida. Loved ones will be scattering Ed’s ashes during
a private ceremony at this location so that Ed can enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Celebration of Life services to be held in Salt Springs, Florida at a future date. In lieu of
flowers, the family would prefer a small donation to be made to the GoFundMe ‘Ed
Wielgus Memorial’ to help with final expenses.