Edward Doren LeBuda, age 83, passed away at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey, MI on October 3, 2018, following complications from a stroke. Ed will be remembered for his sense of humor, fun-loving spirit and love for his family.
Ed was born in Ohio on January 14, 1935. He graduated from Redford High School in Michigan and obtained an accounting degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. It was in Detroit that he met his wife, Sharon Brock. Shortly after graduation Ed was drafted into the army. He and Sharon were stationed at Herzogenaurach Army Base in Germany where they met many lifelong friends. Upon returning home, Ed started his career in insurance and obtained his CPCU designation. He ultimately retired from Auto-Owners Insurance Co.
As a kid, Ed spent many summers at Camp Westminster in Roscommon, MI and ultimately became a camp counselor. The years he spent at Camp Westminster had an influence on the activities that Ed enjoyed throughout his life and his love for northern Michigan. He and Sharon became avid campers and visited almost every state. He was active in the communities he lived in and the churches he attended. He especially enjoyed coaching his sons’ Little League Baseball teams.
Ed is survived by his wife, Sharon; sister Elvera Leversuch; son Edward (Marcie) LeBuda and their children Jennifer (Jeff), Michael (Amanda) and Megan (Neil); daughter Michelle (Tom) Schlueter and their daughters Nikki and Cydnee; son Ken (Lesley) LeBuda and their children Justyne, Karah and Brock; daughter Kirstie (Steve) Brady; and five great-grandchildren.