Ed Danzer, 79, of Carroll, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his residence in Carroll following a courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer.

Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey.  

Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson.  Music will be by Barb Danner and the St. Mary Choir.  Mass servers will be Kolby and Collin Vetter with Ed’s grandson, Mitch Danzer as cross bearer.  

Lectors will be Ed’s grandchildren Jill Tigges and Chad Daniel. Gift bearers will be Ed’s granddaughters  Sheena Danzer, Mindy Danzer, Nikki Danzer, Heather Daniel, Kelsey Lombard, Kassie Fuqua, and Melissa Brincks.  

Eucharistic ministers will be Ed’s daughter Carol Tigges, Ed’s daughter-in-law Linda Danzer and Lorena Grossman.  

Casket bearers will be Ed’s grandsons  Ben Tigges, Todd Tigges, Keith Brincks, Jason Brincks, Mitch Danzer, Chad Daniel, Tyler Daniel, Ross Rupiper and KelLee Rupiper.  

Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Willey with military honors conducted by Dedham American Legion.

Friends may call at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a rosary at 4 p.m. by Carroll Knights of Columbus and a Christian wake service by St. Mary Parish at 7 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for Ed’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born Nov. 4, 1932, at Willey, Edmund J. was a son of Joseph and Frances (Balk) Danzer.  He attended St. Mary grade school and  graduated from Carroll High School with the Class of 1950.  

Ed volunteered his service to the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.  He married Joan Schettler on May 17, 1956 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel.  

Ed and Joan made their home northeast of Willey where he was a lifelong farmer and raised Charolais cattle.  

Throughout his lifetime he was active in many organizations: Willey Rockets 4-H, West Central Iowa Chapter of Compassionate Friends, Carroll County Cattle Book Committee, Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, and the American International and Iowa Charolais Associations.  Ed loved spending time with his family and friends, socializing, playing cards and fishing.  

He enjoyed traveling, meeting new people and new places with his loving wife Joan.  Ed had a knack for meeting new people and always liked to visit with family, friends and fellow cattlemen.  He was very proud of all of his grandchildren and was a great supporter of all of their activities.  Ed was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Parish, Carroll Knights of Columbus, and the Dedham American Legion.

Survivors include his wife Joan of Carroll; his children: Carol Tigges and her husband Mark of Glidden, Cathy Brincks and her husband Mike of Glidden, Myron Danzer and his wife Linda of Glidden, Gail Daniel and her husband Randy of Glidden, Diane Rupiper and her husband Kevin of Roselle, and Ken Danzer and his wife Stacie of Carroll; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Audrey Weitl of Carroll; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Cedella Danzer of Carroll, Irma Frischmeyer of Fort Dodge, Irene Reynolds of Omaha, Neb., Edwin Schettler of Emmetsburg, Ruth (Paul) Mescher of Manning, Elmer (Ann) Schettler of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Melvin (Barb) Schettler of West Des Moines; as well as many nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; son Jamie Danzer in 1979; one brother Arnold Danzer; and one sister in infancy.