Edwin G. Alten

Dec 28, 2013

“1918 – 2013”

Canton – Edwin George Alten, 95, passed away on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Autumn Care of Waynesville.

A native of Park Ridge, Illinois, he was a son of the late William and Martha Butenschaen Alten. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Bartholomew Alten, who died in 2012; and a son, Michael Alten. Edwin loved gardening and was a United States Army veteran.

He is survived by a daughter, Gail Smathers and her husband, Melvin, of Canton; one granddaughter, Carla Reece and her husband, Jimmy, and two great-grandsons, Cade and Seth, all of Canton; one son, George Grossi and his wife, Ruth, of Billings, Montana; three grandsons; Thadd, Jake, and Luke, and one great-grandson; and Eva Shepard, who was a special caregiver for both Alice and Ed.

Services will be held at a later date.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com

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