Obit: Soraparu, Edward J. (1963 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Gruer, Holland, Janzen, Larsen, Raju, Soraparu, Wrzosek

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/15/2014

Soraparu, Edward J. (20 JUL 1963 - 2 MAY 2014)

Edward J. Soraparu, age 50, of Gilman, passed away on May 2, 2014 in the palliative care section of Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where he had been a patient since April 26.

Eddie was born on July 20, 1963 to Dorothy (Janzen) and Edward Soraparu in Chicago, Ill. He attended schools in Hinsdale, Ill., where he lived with his father and step-mother.

He enjoyed working on and racing the "big irons" in the demolition derbies at Santa Fe Speedway. Eddie moved around between Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, taking on many jobs, his latest being installing vinyl siding.

He married Deb Larsen in 1998 and eventually settled in Gilman.

Recently divorced, his home became the center of what he called "his cast of characters." Eddie had a genuine love for others and all animals. He liked to fish and enjoyed his garden and woodworking when his health permitted. His detailed birdhouses were prized by the family.

Eddie is survived by his step-mother, Carol; three sisters, Michelle and Rachael Soraparu, and Dawn (Francis) Holland; one brother, John; and two step-brothers, Stanley and David Wrzosek.

He also had several nieces and nephews who benefited from his care and concern.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward, his mother, Dorothy, and a niece, Dominica Gruer.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, May 13 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Gilman, with Father Madanu Sleeva Raju officiating. Plombon Funeral Service assisted the family with arrangements.



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