Edward Peter Emge, 94, Fort Branch, passed away Dec. 5, 2011 at Newburgh Healthcare in Newburgh.


Edward was born in Haubstadt, June 22, 1917 to Oscar and Theresa (Greubel) Emge. They preceded him in death.


He was the oldest of the third generation of the former Emge Meat Packing Co. in Fort Branch and Anderson, having worked 50-plus years as a livestock buyer.


He was a 75 year member of Knights of Columbus 2215 in Haubstadt and a life member of the fourth degree Knights of Columbus in Evansville.


He was a member of the Elks in Princeton, was a past Boy Scout master in Fort Branch, and was a former member of the Evansville County Club. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Evansville.


Besides his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Walter Emge; a sister, Mildred Chaille; and sons-in-law Thomas Deters and Roger Oing.


Edward is survived by his wife of 71 years, Margery (Anslinger) Emge , having wed on August 12, 1940 in Indianapolis at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Also surviving are his daughters, Sylvia Deters and Rebecca Oing (John) Kincaid; a son Timothy E (Mary) Emge; six grandchildren, Erica, Hans, Heinrich, Heidi and Charles Deters and Nathaniel Emge; three great grandchildren, Shaw and Sydney Harley Deters; two sisters, Mary Jane Busing and Barbara Jean Bender.


A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted by Father Tony Ernst on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Fort Branch. Entombment in Holy Cross Mausoleum will follow.


Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home located on Ind. 168 West in Fort Branch, and again from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  A rosary will be recited by the church parish Friday at 6:30 pm at the funeral home.


Edward P. Emge