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Edward "Eddie" K. Senger

July 13, 1940 — May 18, 2020

Edward "Eddie" K. Senger

Edward K.”Eddie” Senger, 79 of Santa Maria CA lost his courageous 16-month battle to cancer on Monday, May 18, 2020.  He went to heaven on Pope John Paul II’s 100th birthday.

 Edward Senger, the son of Joseph P. and Mary Ann (Axtman) Senger was born on July 13, 1940 at Devils Lake, ND.  He graduated from Devils Lake Central High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy on October 5, 1960.  He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Everett F. Larson and was honorably discharged from active service on September 24, 1964 with the rank of BT2.  (Boiler Technician) He then served with the reserves until October 4, 1966.

Edward married Mary Eva Heisler on December 30, 1964 in Devils Lake and they were the proud parents of sons Stanley, Robert and Jeffrey.  They established their home in Lakewood CA.  Eddie retired from Atlantic Richfield Company after 20 years of service.  He then lived in Nipomo CA for 6 years. 

Eddie was united in marriage to Emma Hunter on November 5, 1994 in Santa Maria CA.  They made Santa Maria their home for the next 26 years.  After moving to Santa Maria, Eddie continued his work in the Aero Space Industry using his gift of working with his hands. He retired from Lockheed Martin Company VAFB in 2007 after 15 years as a dedicated employee. 

After retirement, he and Emma took up RV camping and were members of the Good Sam RV Group of Central Coast California for many years. He recently continued his education and was pursuing an Associates of Arts degree.

Eddie served his country with honor and enjoyed membership in the American Legion Post #0534 in Santa Maria and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  His faith in God, his love of the Lord as his Savior was his strength, his hope, his mantra.  He was an active member of Saint Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Santa Maria for 30 years where he served as a Eucharist Minister, was an Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Chapter 11137 there, attended daily Mass and gave his time and talent to the Shine Small Faith Community for 26 years.  His heart of service and duty, did not stop at the church doors, he also was a Blood Donor for over 50 years. 

Eddie was a hardworking man, and tended to the needs of his three boys, his country, his faith.  His family meant the world to him, his grandchildren his pride and joy.  He served his country with honor and always did what he could to help others in his family and his community. In 2018, he and Emma took a faith-based trip to Fatima, Lourdes and Shrines of Spain with 17 parish family members. A memory to be cherished. 

In his spare time, Eddie loved working in the garden, tending his roses. He also took up cork crafting and made many bird houses and other crafts which he lovingly shared as gifts for family and friends. 

We rejoice in the blessing Eddie was in our lives and mourn his passing.  Rest in the arms of your Lord and Savior dear Eddie.

Eddie’s loving family include his wife Emma; sons and grandchildren Robert (Gayle) Senger and their children Colton and Sheridan Senger of Lake Forest CA and Stan (Lynn Jahnke) Senger, Mesa AZ; sisters Kaye Volk, Webster ND, Joanne Maggard, Rapid City SD, Shirley Faber, Bismarck ND and Mary Jane (Kenny) Volk, Aiken SC; step daughter Heather (Dan) McLaughlin, La Verne CA and stepson Gary (Susan) Hunter, La Verne CA; step grandchildren Megan and Nolan Nehring, Caitlyn, Joshua and Emily Hunter and step great granddaughter Elara Nehring and many beloved nieces, nephews and their families , aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Jeffrey Senger on April 21, 2020, brothers-in-law John Faber and Richard Volk and several dear aunts and uncles. 

Visitation will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake ND on Monday, July 13, 2020 beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a Rosary at 9:30 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church on Monday, July 13th at 10:00 a.m. with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors

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