Edward A. Fuhs, 87, of Fort Branch, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.


He was born to the late Andrew and Cecelia (Brahm) Fuhs on Aug. 13, 1920 in Snake Run, IN where he has resided his entire life.


He was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Snake Run, where he was a lifetime member. He has farmed his entire life and loved to train horses and raise colts to race.  Ed drove a school bus for many years. He was inducted on Aug. 21, 1942 in the U.S. Army, having served in the European Theater. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Good conduct medal, Bronze Star, and the French Legion Medal of Honor. Ed was wounded in France on July 12, 1944 and was later discharged on Oct. 31, 1945.


Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by 3 sisters, Helen Fuhs, Veronica Otto, and Rose Schemel.


He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Alice J. (Wolf) Fuhs, and 4 children and their spouses, Fred (Rose) Fuhs, Randall (Cindy) Fuhs, and Chris (Terry) Fuhs, all of Fort Branch, IN, and Mary Peach of Oakland City, IN. He also is survived by 2 brothers and 1 sister, Victor and Frederick Fuhs of Fort Branch, and Mary Louise Reinhart of Princeton, IN, 8 Grandchildren, Phillip, Paul, Clinton (Julie), Matthew, Brian (Ashley), Amy Fuhs, and Laura and Alan Peach, 2 great grandchildren, Matthew McDaniel and Emma Fuhs.


A mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Monday, June 2, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Snake Run, IN. Fathers Tony Ernst and Gary Kaiser will be the celebrants, with burial in the church cemetery, where VFW Post #1147 will conduct Military rites.


Visitation will be on Sunday, June 1, 2008 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort Branch, IN. A Rosary will be recited by the church parish on Sunday evening at 7:30 P.M. at the funeral home.


Edward A. Fuhs