Obituary: Edward Miszewski, 102, Custer.

April 23, 2020

Edward Miszewski

Obituary: Edward Miszewski, 102, Custer.

Edward Anthony Miszewski, 102, of Custer passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at his home.  Edward was born on September 22, 1917 in Custer, the son of Philip and Mary (Bladzik) Miszewski and attended Bachelor School.  He served his country during World War II with the United States Army in the South Pacific Theatre.  On November 26, 1949 he married Dorothy Dankowski at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee and they celebrated 41 years together before Dorothy preceded him in death in 1990.  Edward was also preceded in death by his parents; his son Benedict in 1973; his brothers Al Miszewski, Bill, Walt, Joe, Fred, and Dan Misze; his sisters Rose Mahoney, Florence Dereske, and Leona McKeral.

Edward was a farmer all his life and operated his farm in Sheridan Township for many years.  He also worked as a mechanic for Mason County Eastern Schools as he could fix just about anything.  He was a charter member of the Custer Gold Bar VFW Post 5096, was a proud member of the Fountain Citizen & Sportsman Club, and served on the Fountain Area Fire Department for many years.  Edward loved to hunt and fish and always looked forward to playing cards with his friends and family, but nothing compared to his love for his grandchildren.  After a visit, as they started to leave he would always tell them “night, night,” and they wouldn’t leave until he did.

Edward will be greatly missed by his children Kenneth (Donna) Miszewski of Custer, Dennis Miszewski, Barbara (Robert) Wilson, and Richard (Lorie) Miszewski all of Fountain; his daughter-in-law Shelley Bray of Ludington; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, six great, great-grandchildren; his brother Jim Misze of Muskegon; his sister-in-law Terese Misze of Midland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 mandates, a Memorial Mass will be held for Edward at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Custer at a later date.  Private burial has taken place at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Those who would like to make a donation in Edward’s memory are asked to make it to a charity of their choice.

Please visit Edward’s memory page at to leave a tribute of Edward for his family, or to light a candle in his memory.


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