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LeRoy Gene Ediger
Birth: Jul. 29, 1930
McPherson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1978
Dodge City
Ford County
Kansas, USA

LeRoy G. Ediger, 48, Dodge City, died Monday morning at the Dodge City Regional Hospital after an eight-month illness. Born July 29, 1930 at McPherson, he married Mary Getman June 10, 1972 at Dodge City. He was a Ford County equipment operator and a former McPherson resident, moving to Dodge City in 1970.

He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, VFW, both of Dodge City; and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War.

Survivors: widow; son, Michael (with Irene); daughter, Donna (with Carol); stepsons, Bill Getman and Donald Getman; stepdaughters, Mrs. Judy Romesburg and Mrs. Barbara Phillips; mother, Mrs. P.A. Ediger; brother, Verne; sister, Mrs. Leona Orr; seven step-grandchildren.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Chapel, Dodge City; the Rev. William R. Wambsganss. Burial will be 3 p.m. Thursday in Hoffnungsau Cemetery, Inman, with military rites by the VFW. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. Friends may call until funeral time at the chapel.


World War II and Korean War veteran, a survivor (one of the 120 out of 1000 men) of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, November-December 1950. For the remainder of his life he suffered greatly from what was referred to as "battle fatigue," or "shell shock" but is now diagnosed as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

To read about the Army at Chosin Reservoir, click on this link: The Army At The Chosin Reservoir Site - Korean War, November 27th, 1950, by Karen Smith, a daughter of an Army Chosin Few survivor.
Family links: 
  Peter A Ediger (1905 - 1974)
  Helen Gertrude Enns Ediger (1903 - 1986)
  Louanna Carylon Harding Robertson (1933 - 2003)
  Mary Matilda Powell Simmons (1929 - 1988)
  Roland Ediger (1926 - 1926)*
  Leona Mae Ediger Orr (1927 - 1988)*
  LeRoy Gene Ediger (1930 - 1978)
  LaVonne Kay Ediger (1943 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church Cemetery
McPherson County
Kansas, USA
Created by: LittleDutchman
Record added: Dec 10, 2006
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Remembering my brother on his birth date
- LittleDutchman
 Added: Jul. 29, 2017

- ajhussong
 Added: May. 18, 2017
Remembering my brother, my childhood hero, this Veterans Day. You witnessed and experienced untold hardships, including physical injuries and later mental stress as a result of the sacrifices you made serving our country. You will never be forgotten.
- LittleDutchman
 Added: Nov. 11, 2016
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