Edmund J. Prisby Jr.

Trivoli – Edmund J. Prisby Jr, 79, of Trivoli, passed away at 10:52 AM on Friday, April 6, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on November 2, 1938 in Detroit, MI to Edmund and Helen (Mirowski) Prisby.

Ed Joined the United States Air Force in February 1958. He was stationed in Hanna City, IL. He served with the 791st Radar Squadron. While stationed here he met his surviving wife of 58 years, Sandra K. (Snyder) Prisby. He was a radar tech, sharp shooter and member of the color guard, who was discharged with honors in 1962. Immediately after he went to work for Caterpillar Tractor Company for 39 years and retired in 2000. Ed was a member of the American Legion Post 140 Farmington, IL, 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus, and St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington, IL. Ed loved the outdoors, he was an avid camper with his wife, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and dog Gus. Ed was a proud Polish man and played the accordion in a band called EJ Prisby And The Original Blue Notes.

Surviving is his wife Sandra Prisby; four children, Cathy (Rick) Ulrich, Cindy (Mike) Howard, Edmund (Kathy) Prisby III, and Connie (Mike) Kelly; 18 grandchildren ;25 great-grandkids; sister, Marcy (Les) Gargulinski Tanona

Ed is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Farmington, IL. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Father Joe Dondanville will officiate. Burial will take place at Trivoli Cemetery, Trivoli, IL. Memorials can be made to Illinois Cancer Care, American Legion Post 140 Farmington, IL, and Knights of Columbus. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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10 Responses to Edmund J. Prisby Jr.

  1. Kim Smith says:

    What a dear man. Thinking of you all. Love and Blessings, Kim

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the Prisby family. May the precious memories you share help you through this time of sorrow. Thinking of you all.

  3. Ron & Nancy Prisby says:

    Our deepest sympathy Sandy to you and your beautiful family! Ed will be truly missed by all who knew him and will always remain in their hearts forever! God bless all of you! With Love, Ron and Nancy Prisby 🙏

  4. Pamela Van Tine says:

    Sending my Condolences to ALL… May God Bless You in Your time of need

  5. Edward L Johnson says:

    Sandra and Family,

    I am very sad to read of Ed’s passing. I met Ed in June 1964 when I joined the Computer & Controls Group, located in Caterpillar’s building W in East Peoria, as an Electrical Engineer. The group moved to Building E at the Technical Center north of Mossville in September 1966. Ed really helped me on many projects. The backup alarm, now used on all Caterpillar machines, stands out in my memory. Our paths diverted when I left the Technical Center in March 1973.

    Diana and I have our best memory of you and Ed at our wedding. That was Saturday June 7, 1969 at 7 P.M. in the University Avenue United Methodist Church in Peoria. We hope your many happy memories will help you get through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Ed Johnson (Cat MEC Retired)
    Peoria, IL

  6. Megan Gibson says:

    Sending all our love and prayers. I have memories I will cherish forever, spending time with Uncle Ed, Aunt Sandy and my Grandma and Grandpa. He will be missed.

  7. Megan & Chris Gibson says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories I will cherish forever of fishing, camping and family parties with Uncle Ed. He will be missed. Our love and prayers are with you all!

  8. Frank Serrano says:

    So sorry for your loss, my deepest sympathies.

  9. Frank Serrano says:

    So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.

  10. Ed and I were fellow workers in the same dept. at Cat. We always got along fine and I thought of him as a brother and actually were. Brother Knights in the Knights of Columbus and brother airmen. Both of us served in the Y.S. Air Force, although at different times. Sandi and family, you have my deepest thoughts about your loss. Thank you for permitting me to take part in the funeral service. It was an honor for me.

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