Edward J. ”Ed” Getzelman


Edward J. ”Ed” Getzelman, age 64, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Life Care Center of Gwinnett, Lawrenceville, Ga., after a short illness. He was born Oct.16, 1955 in Rockford, the son of the late Barbara Getzelman.

He graduated from Byron High School in 1973 where he participated in football and baseball. After graduation, he served his country in the United States Marine Corps, stationed in Japan. He relocated to Lawrenceville, Ga., in 1986 where he spent 25 years working in the digital graphic arts field. 

Ed is survived by his brothers, Gregory Getzelman of Roscoe, and James (Christie) Getzelman of Byron; his aunt, Dolores Millard of Rockford; his cousins, Candace (Michael) Quinn of Loves Park, and Christopher (LouAnn) Milliard of Byron; his nieces and nephews, Jeanine (Jon) Kaplan of Rockford, Matthew Getzelman of Champaign, Lauren Getzelman of Milwaukee, Wis., Mallorie Getzelman of Byron, and Nathan Getzelman of Aurora; his great-nieces and great-nephew.    

He was predeceased by his mother, Barbara Getzelman; his uncle, Ronald Milliard; his sister-in-law, Devonne Getzelman.

The family will remember Ed with a Celebration of Life at a later date.  Cremation rites accorded with private interment at Saint Mary Cemetery in Byron. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.