Edward “Ed” Dayhoff


Edward “Ed” Dayhoff, 84, of Columbus, passed away on April 12, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family.

Ed was born September 13, 1939, in Green County, Indiana, the son of John William and Mildred Louise Pruitt Dayhoff. He married June Beckwith on January 20, 1962.

Ed grew up on a farm, as well as working with a family-owned sawmill. Before pursuing a career as a skilled carpenter, Ed worked for John Deere. Ed was a member of the Carpenters Union Local #60 and worked on a vast number of skyscrapers in the Indianapolis area. Before his retirement, the final skyscraper he worked on was the Sales Force Tower (previously known as the Chase Tower). Ed and his wife spent 60 wonderful years together and were members of the “Hoosier Schooners” camping club. He enjoyed gardening and had a love of John Deere tractors. Ed’s greatest love was his family. He enjoyed cooking for them and made certain that all their needs were met. He will deeply be missed. The family wishes to extend a warm thank you to Ed’s caretaker for the last 3 months, Auxilia M. Chibi. Ed considered you part of his family, and the care and love you have shown Ed is appreciated more than you know.

In keeping with Ed’s wishes, he will be cremated and laid to rest with his wife at Walker Cemetery in Greene County at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or REACH Columbus Inc. through the funeral home.

Ed is survived by his daughters Kathy L. (David) Dayhoff-Dwyer and Carrie (Jason) Dayhoff-Shake both of Columbus; grandchildren Alisha L. Bowman, Eddie E. Greathouse, Michael Dwyer, Matthew Dwyer, James Dwyer, Elizabeth Dwyer, Chase Dayhoff, and Caitlyn Shake; as well as 13 great-grandchildren, with a 14th one expected to arrive later this year.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years June Dayhoff; a daughter Mary E. Dayhoff Greathouse; brothers John, Fred, George, Norman Dale Dayhoff, and Norman “Butch” Dayhoff; as well as a sister Mary Jane Dayhoff.

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

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