Rocky River, Ohio - G. Edward "Ed" Leutzinger, of Lakewood, Ohio and formerly of Cadillac, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Normandy Care Center in Rocky River, Ohio. He was 90.
Ed was born on July 11, 1927 in Cadillac to George and Fern (Hall) Leutzinger. He was a graduate of the Cadillac High School class of 1945, after which he entered the Navy. After his discharge from the military, Ed entered Michigan State University, where he majored in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Upon graduation, he took a position with Kysor Heater Corporation, after 8 years he returned to Michigan State University to obtain an MBA in Marketing. Ed was a proud alumni of Michigan State University, where he has funded an endowment for college scholarships for the graduates of his alma mater, Cadillac High School. His endowment will continue and be operated and managed by Michigan State University. Over the years, Ed worked for Dow Chemical, Aeroquip Corporation and finally, Eaton Corporation, where he spent the remainder of his career and retired from in 1992. He was an avid alpine skier and enjoyed spending time on the slopes in both the U.S. and Europe; his favorites include Davos, Snowmas and Aspen. Ed found much interest in researching his family origin through genealogy, particularly focusing on Glarus, Switzerland. Through this research Ed was one of the founders of an international Leutzinger family reunion, which has continued for over 21 years.
Ed is survived by his sister-in-law, Barbara Leutzinger; nieces and nephew, Laura A. (Daniel) Escobar, Thomas J. Leutzinger Jr., Sara E. (Todd) Elwood and Nancy F. (Michael) Hearther; numerous cousins; and many loving friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Fern Leutzinger; and a brother, Thomas Leutzinger.
A committal will be conducted on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery in Cadillac.
Memorial contributions in Ed's memory may be directed to MSU University Advancement, Leutzinger Scholarship Endowment AF0101103, c/o Lynn Pfaff, 535 Chestnut Road #300, East Lansing, Michigan 48824.