Edward Eugene Loranger

July 16, 2013

By Staff

Edward Eugene Loranger, age 88, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, surrounded by his family in Issaquah.

Ed was born Feb. 11, 1925, to Eugene and Mary (Vigeant) Loranger in Bellevue. He was the youngest of five children.

Edward Loranger

Edward Loranger

After high school, Ed served in the U.S. army as a mechanic in World War II and Korea. He met his beautiful bride, Alice Claire Finton, during his military service and they married in 1952 in Anaconda, Mont.

Settling in Preston, Ed began a long career as an automotive mechanic. He worked at Stonebridge Chevrolet in Issaquah until he opened his own auto repair business located in Preston and later, in Issaquah. He served his community for more than 30 years until his retirement in 1990.

Ed loved to spend time with his family and friends. His passions included entertaining, fishing in Sitka, Alaska, woodworking, gardening and running his sawmill. Ed was known for his ability to build and repair just about anything and his generous spirit, readily pitching in to help his neighbors and friends in need.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Claire; son Joe (Georgia); son Larry (Aileen); son Steve; grandchildren, Jody, Kelly and Lucas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Mary Louise, Bernadette, Henry and Paul.

Funeral services will be Monday, July 22, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Father Todd Strange officiating. A reception in the church hall will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Issaquah History Museums, P.O. Box 695, Issaquah, WA 98027, or www.issa-quahhistory.org.

Friends are invited to view a photo, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

— Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444.

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