EDWARD W. CROAT
Edward William Croat, 93, a longtime Kearney resident, passed away October 11, 2016. Visitation will begin at 12:30 pm, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 1:30 pm, on Monday, October 17, at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty. Burial with military honors will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. Ed was born May 4, 1923, in St. Mary's, Iowa, the son of Lawrence and Rose Croat. Along with his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Joy, and four siblings. Ed served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a heavy equipment operator before he retired and a longtime member of the Operating Engineers Local 101. He was also a member of St. James Catholic Church and VFW Post 4043. Survivors include his children, John Croat and Nancy Furne; sister, Margie Theiler; grandchildren, Cody, J. Ed and Kristy Furne; and great grandchildren, Jazik and Lyrik. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781- 8228.
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