Edwin Ernest Loehne
August 4, 1932 ~ October 21, 2023
Edwin Ernest Loehne, 91, of Bay City, our loving, helpful, charitable, and sometimes talkative, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Bayfield Assisted Living. Ed was born on August 4, 1932, in Auburn to the late Ormond and Rose (Westphall) Loehne.
Ed’s life was filled with cherished moments and a deep appreciation for family, friends, and the simple joys of everyday life. His presence brought warmth and laughter to those who were fortunate enough to know him.
Ed graduated from T.L. Handy High School in 1950 and went on to receive an Associate’s Degree from Bay City Junior College. Ed embarked on a fulfilling career as a Lab Technician at Dow Chemical, where he dedicated his skills for over three decades retiring in 1985. His contributions to the company were highly regarded, and his expertise in the field was undeniable.
On a blind date, Ed met the former Mary Jane Luczak. They began dating, fell in love, and were united in marriage on July 22, 1958. They shared 65 wonderful years of marriage together.
Outside of work, Ed had a passion for life’s simple pleasures. He delighted in the art of square dancing and regularly attended gatherings at the Midland Community Center with his wife. Gardening brought him great joy, and he took pride in nurturing a vibrant array of blooms and vegetables. Known for his culinary skills, Ed created mouthwatering dishes that delighted family and friends. He found solace in watching and playing sports, finding particular enjoyment in golfing and bowling.
Ed will forever be remembered as a loving husband to his beloved wife, Mary Jane; he also leaves his children, Lori (Tim) Balcom, Monte (Ma Xuan) Loehne, and Jamie Loehne; grandchildren, Alex, Leslie, and Jordan Balcom, Nicholas Loehne and fiance Katie Bromberg, Darrian and Dante Loehne; sister, Sally Mugridge and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ed was also preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis (Jack) VanLaan; brothers-in-law, Gary Mugridge and Stanley (Sally) Luczak, and sister-in-law, Thersa (Thomas) Smith.
He will be dearly missed by all whose lives he touched. Ed’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of his loved ones, who take comfort in the knowledge that his spirit will continue to guide and inspire them.
Private arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.