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Edmund Wright

December 11, 1923 — February 3, 2018

Edmund Ralph Wright, age 94, died at the Brown-Wilcox assisted living facility in Berlin on or about 7 o’clock in the morning on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Suffering from congestive heart failure, he was well-attended by Agnesian Hospice caregivers and Brown-Wilcox staff members.

Edmund was born on December 11th, 1923, in Hammond, Indiana. He spent most of his life there in the Calumet Region, just southeast of Chicago. Due to advancing age and other issues, however, his son and daughter-in-law Donn and Christine moved him to Green Lake country, where he lived for past eighteen years or so.

Edmund served as a medical corps technician in the U.S. Army during World War 2.

Edmund’s vocation throughout most of his adult working life was that of typist-clerk and bookkeeper, though he also worked for a number of years as a photolab technician. Noteworthy employers were Swift & Company, Pullman Standard, and The Hammond Times newspaper. His avocation, however, was music and art. His favorite musical instrument was the grand piano. Favorite composers included Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Debussy, Bernard Hermann, Dominic Frontiere, and John Barry.

In accordance with Edmund's long-standing wishes, there will be no visitation, funeral, or memorial services.

In accordance with Edmund's long-standing wishes, his remains have been donated to medical science -- specifically, the University of Wisconsin medical college and hospital -- for whatever organs may be useful and for study by medical students. Anything left after two or three years will be cremated, and the ashes will be spread in or near Madison.

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