Edward U. Hurst, 83, Mariah Hill

Edward U. Hurst, 83, of Mariah Hill, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family.

Edward was born July 30, 1935, in Ireland to Ben and Frances (Sander) Hurst. He was united in marriage to Almeda V. Oeding on May 13, 1967, in St. Ferdinand Church.

Edward retired from Winkler Inc. as a truck driver.

He served in the Indiana National Guard.

He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Mary Help Of Christians Church and the Mariah Hill YMI.
Edward was an avid Dodgers baseball and IU basketball fan. He enjoyed his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Almeda V. Hurst; two sons, Tom (Nola) Hurst of Jasper and Jon Hurst of Dale; one daughter, Jodi Hurst of Mariah Hill; three grandchildren, Tyler, Cole, and Drew Gehlhausen; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Cy Gehlhausen; two brothers, Clarence Hurst of Huntingburg and August (Gail) Hurst of Jasper.; and four sisters, Betty Berth, Kathy (Dennis) Buechlein, Dorothy (Vernon) Mehringer and Helen (Don) Jacob, all of Jasper.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Marilyn Hile; a brother-in-law, John Berth; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Hurst.

A mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. CT in Mary Help Of Christians Church, Mariah Hill, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. CT at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. CT until service time at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Heart to Heart Hospice.

Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.


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