Norman "Ed" Powell



     Lakeview – Norman “Ed” Edward Powell, age 66, of Lakeview, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Spectrum Health Kelsey Campus. Ed was born August 28, 1949 in Lakeview, the son of J. Arlene Powell and Russell Powell and grew up in Coral. Ed was a veteran of the Vietnam War in the Army 2/1 Cavalry. Before becoming totally disabled, “Ed” was employed as an Electrician. Ed had much love and gratitude for Point Man International, a non-denominational Christian based outreach for all Veterans. Ben Webster was instrumental in Ed’s journey through PTSD. Ed loved his children and grandchildren. He loved to garden and putter in the yard. He also loved to go to Trufant Flea Market, yard sales, and tinker with solar energy. He was with and married to the love of his life, Elana Lee for 30 years.


     Ed will be missed by his wife, Elana Powell; children Edward (Linda) Powell, Sally (Ed) Nieto, Janette (Tom) Boden, Cory Powell, and Michelle (Michael) Wilcox; 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; father-in-law John (Sherry) Fox and Bradley and Bethany and families; and two very special pets Jasmine and AJ.


     Ed was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Arlene Powell.


      A celebration of Ed’s life will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Lakeview, MI, with Ben Webster officiating. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Point Man Ministries.        


     Condolences to the family may be made utilizing the guestbook below.




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  • Elana Powell (Sunday, May 29 16 12:41 pm EDT)

    I will love you through eternity, sweetheart. Rest in the peace you would have never been able to attain on this worldly plane. We will meet again. I love you, love Elanalee.

  • Kim Jones (Sunday, May 29 16 01:16 pm EDT)

    Rest in the arms of God Eddie. Elana, I hold you up in prayer and we know the hope that we have promises you will be reunited one day. Love you my friend!

  • Kate Mc Donald (Sunday, May 29 16 02:04 pm EDT)

    May Ed rest in the arms of the angels and in the peace our Lord. My prayers and love for you my sweet friend, Elana and for your family, With much love, Kate

  • Ruth Marshall (Sunday, May 29 16 03:19 pm EDT)

    Dear Elana and Family, you are prayed for more than you can imagine and loved more than you would believe. Our Heavenly Father can give you the grace and comfort to endure the days ahead. He
    mercifully met each of Eddie's needs & now can meet yours, too. with deep fondness, Jonathan & Ruth

  • Mary Miller (Sunday, May 29 16 06:32 pm EDT)

    Much love to you and your family! Prayers and lots of hugs! Know that you will be together again some day! "You don't really die until everyone who ever remembered you dies too." I kind of like the
    way that made me feel after my dad died, like we can all wait for each other and go together. ❤️😇 Love you guys! Thinking of you all!

  • Lorrie Frost (Sunday, May 29 16 07:19 pm EDT)

    Rest in the arms of the Lord Eddie.May the family find comfort in knowing one day they will see and hold you again. Elana,know that you are being held up in prayer.

  • Tom Guitard (Sunday, May 29 16 07:44 pm EDT)

    I'll always remember the good times we all had together while you were here in Maine! Rest in peace old friend. Meet you in God's Kingdom!

  • Gail (Sunday, May 29 16 09:38 pm EDT)

    Elana, so speechless, life seems so unfair sometimes, but we know there is an ultimate plan even though we cannot understand the Why's, we would not be human if we didn't ask or wonder Why. But How
    awesome that you found and spend years with the love of your life, many people never find theirs. I pray the Lord gives you strength as you deal with everything that comes with your loss of your
    Love you, my friend!

  • Lisa (Monday, May 30 16 10:11 am EDT)

    Many thoughts and prayers are with you Elana and your family during this difficult time. 😔🕯

  • Mike and Pam Hawkins (Monday, May 30 16 12:22 pm EDT)

    All our thoughts and prayers for you and your family Elana. Ed will truly be missed. He was such a thoughtful and caring man. We are blessed to be lucky enough to call him our friend. The love you
    shared was an inspiration to all. Much love to you.

  • Mike (Monday, May 30 16 12:42 pm EDT)

    A friend forever.
    2/1 Cavalry US Army 69-70

  • Mike & Sharilyn Shroll (Monday, May 30 16 04:36 pm EDT)

    All out thoughts and prayers for you and your family Janette and Elana. Will be missed by many God Bless Him rest in peace. Up in God's Kingdom with family and friends.

  • Rose Romine (Hershberger ) (Monday, May 30 16 05:43 pm EDT)

    I'm so sorry for your loss ,,,my heart goes out to the whole family,,,,sending my thoughts and prayers,,,,hugs

  • Carmel Slebodnik, Lakeview Terrace (Monday, May 30 16 09:31 pm EDT)

    May we embrace you with our love and grace at this time of need. Our hearts go out to you, Elana and family and friends.

  • Barbara McKee & John Ratcliff (Monday, May 30 16 10:07 pm EDT)

    Elana, we are so sorry for you & your family's loss. We hadn't known Ed for very long, but he was very interesting & friendly. We were looking forward to meeting you & getting to know
    both of you better. Thank you for calling us.

  • CDR Chuck Zilch USN (RET) (Tuesday, May 31 16 03:48 pm EDT)

    Semper Fi ED ! You are in the hands of the Lord and He will give you peace . We will really miss a great friend and comrade.

  • T. Mike Potter (Tuesday, May 31 16 03:59 pm EDT)

    Ed was a true friend and brother. He never spoke unless he had something of real value to say and everyone listened. He will be missed by many. Our great loss is the Lord's gain.

  • Richard & Lisa Post (Tuesday, May 31 16 06:05 pm EDT)

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Charlie Conn (Tuesday, May 31 16 07:49 pm EDT)

    Ed you are going to be missed here in South Carolina

  • Anita Carpenter (Wednesday, June 01 16 09:42 am EDT)

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Hugh Roberts (Thursday, June 02 16 08:28 pm EDT)

    Ed became part of our Kokomo family a few years back. He was kind and we had the pleasure of sharing meals with him at the tent. Hughie always made share to go look for Ed and Oakie to make sure they
    made it to the tent. We send to Eds family our deepest sympathy. We will never forget Ed and he will be missed. Rest in Peace brother.... Hugh and Marisa Roberts

  • Lonnie and cousin Mary (Gage) Morden (Tuesday, June 07 16 09:56 pm EDT)

    So sorry to hear late of Ed's passing I am not surprised we missed hearing of it since he always wanted to keep things on the down-low and not draw attention to himself.We know he is content where he
    is ....we know the grandpa's and grandma's,aunts and uncles who welcomed him home might have thrown a parade in his honor - the one he didn;t get 40 some years ago. If we had known earlier some of us
    would have come for the service

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