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32814 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: (586) 293-3390
Fax: (586) 293-5837
Edward Bogardus

Edward Tappen Bogardus IV

Friday, March 31st, 1944 - Monday, September 23rd, 2019
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Edward Tappen Bogardus IV, longtime resident of Sterling Heights, died peacefully September 23, 2019 surrounded by the love of his family. He was 75 years of age.

Edward was born on March 31, 1944 in Schenectady, New York, son of the late Edward and Margurite (Muchi) Bogardus III. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to his beloved wife, Connie Rutkowski, on April 24, 1971 at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church of Detroit. The couple lived in Warren until making their home in Sterling Heights in 1990. He was blessed with three beautiful children of whom he loved and cherished. He was the proud owner and operator of Ed Bogardus and Company and was a Industrial Sales Representative for many years. Ed had a outgoing personality who always said funny things to make you smile. He never met a stranger and always had a helping hand. Ed enjoyed golfing, fishing and bowling in his free time. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Ed was always up for a donut run just to start your morning right. Above all, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed. Ed's light will continue to glow in our hearts forever.

Ed is the beloved husband of 48 years to Connie; dearest father of Heather (David) Graef, Edward Bogardus V and Andrea (Ernie Fena) Bogardus; cherished grandfather of Brendan, McKenna, Raif, Gabriel, Logan; furry grandson, Baxter; and loving brother of Sharon (Donald) Pyle.

Celebration of Edward's life will be held at the Infinity Hall and Sidebar, 16650 E. 14 Mile Road, Fraser, MI 48026. The open house will begin at 12Noon until 3PM with light lunch. Please join the family and celebrate the many years he has touched our lives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be addressed to the family for a later donation.
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