Edward L. "Ed" Catt

Born: Wed., Apr. 20, 1927
Died: Wed., Sep. 12, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 17, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Mon., Sep. 17, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Edward L. “Ed” Catt, 91, Oblong, IL went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at his daughter Lisa Tarpley home in Olney, IL.

He was born on April 20, 1927 in Martin Township Crawford County, IL. He was the son of Albert William “A.W.” Catt and Edna (Ferguson) Catt. On December 10, 1945 he married Francis Morrison who preceded him in death on August 12, 1993. He later married Norma Jean Van Winkle who survives.

Ed was a heavy equipment operator and worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Robinson High School Class of 1945, Oblong Wesleyan Church which is now known as the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church of Oblong.  Ed enjoyed working in his flower and rose gardens. He loved to tinker with anything and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoyed reading westerns and riding around Oblong in his golf cart with Jean. Ed loved his Lord and Savior, reading the bible and spreading the word of the Lord.

He is survived by his wife Jean Catt, Oblong, IL; one son and two daughters-in-law Roger Leon and Nancy Catt, Littleton, CO and Pam Catt , Terre Haute, IN; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Rick Tarpley, Olney, IL; two stepsons Doug and Dana Sprague, Robinson, IL and Mike and Terri Sprague, Gosport, IN; Step Daughter Diane Sprague, Olney, IL; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great- great - grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Ed in death are his parents; first wife; two sons Richard Warren Catt and Kenneth Wayne Catt as well as two brothers Carl Catt and Gene Catt.

A Celebration of Ed’s Life will be Monday September 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL with Bro. Mike Root officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of Service.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church of Oblong. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Janet Dawson
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
Please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences to each and every family member. I'll always remember, and be grateful for, "Pawpaw"'s open heart, kindness and willingness to love and help others. He was a very good and special man. May God bless him and all of you.

Laycie Eskoz
   Posted Sun September 16, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Laycie Eskoz.

Grandma Jean, We are so sorry for your loss. We love very much and you are in our thoughts, always. Love, Laycie, Steve, Calvin, and Fitz

Darlene Chapman Gray
   Posted Tue September 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Ed was a very nice guy. He and Frannie were always at the Piesall reunions. They were truely my family. Darlene

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