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Obituary: Edward Tieche Sr., Elizabethtown

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Edward Lee Tieche Sr., 80, of South 450 East, Elizabethtown formerly of Union City, went to see his beloved wife on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Ed was born to Hagan and Ethel Kilgore Tieche on November 2, 1933 in Esserville, Va.

He married Dorothy Perkins on July 2, 1955 in Germany where he was in the 62nd Military Police Highway Patrol.

Upon returning from active duty in the U.S. Army, Ed was a Virginia State Trooper for a time before deciding to start his own trucking company with his father. Ed was more mechanically minded and thus started a career in maintenance, repairing various machines and robots. He earned Journeyman's cards in Hydraulics, Electricity, and Welding.

His hobbies included debating how to fix the U.S. government at local coffee shops, woodworking, football, NASCAR, flying small Cessnas and extolling the virtues of the state of Virginia.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Paul Fulp officiating.

Military rites to by performed by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard.

Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Tieche family at

Ed is survived by his children, Anne (Dick) Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C., Lee (Kay) Tieche of Elizabethtown, and Bruce (Rebecca) Tieche of Washington D.C.; grandchildren, Lauren (James) Hoffert, Hannah Jenkins, Tyler Tieche, Matthew Tieche, Kaylee Tieche, and Sophia Tieche; and great-grandsons, Owen and Peyton Hoffert.

Ed was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Dorothy; and sisters, Bobbie Sanders, Jane Tieche, Anne Shipley, and Kitty Raines.

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