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Edward C Robelia

Edward C Robelia

Edward C. Robelia, age 83, of Durand, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home in Durand with his family by his side.

Ed was born on January 15, 1937 in Elmwood. He was the son of Clarence and Faye (Hanvelt) Robelia. Ed grew up in the Town of Rock Elm, attended school in Rock Elm and graduated from Elmwood High School. After school, Ed started a job at the Durand canning factory where he met the love of his life, Janet Manor. Ed and Janet were married on February 15, 1958 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage, they lived in the Durand area where they raised their family and Ed lived his entire life. Ed worked most of his career at Safeway packaging company in Durand.

Ed enjoyed traveling, especially with the grandchildren. He also liked fishing, camping, playing cards, dancing, roller skating and having a good conversation. Most of all, Ed loved spending time with family and friends.

Ed is survived by his wife of 62 years; Janet, children; Tom of Durand, John (Mary) of Arkansaw, Susan (Royson) Snyder and Steve (Angie), both of Durand, 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, three brothers; Wayne, Joe of Spring Valley and Dan of Amery, three sisters; Ramona Raehsler of River Falls, Janice Jensen of Elmwood and Sharlene McGee of River Falls, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister; Neoma Laulia.

Ed will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Private family services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Dick and Ruth Doughty

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. JOYCE Kendall

    So sorry about Ed's passing. My husband Jerry and I went to school with him for 12 years, first at Rock Elm and then high school in Elmwood. We would run into him and Janet many times over the years and at class reunions. My sympathy to all of you.
    Joyce (Holcomb) Kendall

  3. Kay & Denny Longsdorf

    Sorry for the loss of your loved one. He was nice and friendly all the time. He will be missed.nm

  4. Patricia Farrell

    Janet and family, our deepest Sympathy and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Patti and family

  5. Bob Pelke

    My sympathy to Janet and Family.
    Ed and I have been old friend from our high school day's at Elmwood. I always had fun visiting with him.
    So long till we meet again, Old Friend.

  6. James and Debra Musgrave

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. Sharon Gingras

    Henry and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you. He was such a nice man, and we never lacked for conversation when seeing each other.

  8. Kimberly Robelia Guerrero

    You will be missed Uncle Ed!
    Love you!

  9. Pat and Nancy Wayne

    We're so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed visiting with Ed at family gatherings. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family ????.

  10. Bob and Lana Hayden

    Sorry for your loss. His stories were always great to listen to. We will miss him as our neighbor.

  11. Kristine Polzer

    Sending our sympathy in the loss of Ed. He was a nice man.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  12. Pat Rosenberg

    My sympathy and prayers to Janet and the family.
    May Ed rest in peace.

  13. Kathy Hutter-Messier

    Prayers and sympathy to the Robelia family.

  14. Laura Boese

    So sorry to hear of your loss- hugs and prayers to the family!

  15. Laura Boese

    So sorry to hear of your loss- hugs and prayers to that family!

  16. thomas biles

    Prayers to the family

  17. Donna Roundy

    So very sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers to all of Ed’s family ????????

  18. Kathy Bundy Lieffring

    My sympathy to Janet & families. It was always a pleasure to visit with Ed!

  19. June Anderson

    So very sorry for your family's loss..hugs and love

  20. John and Patty Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your families.
    Ed was so easy and enjoyable to visit with, enjoyed our talks with him over the years

  21. Barb Meixner

    My deepest condolences to the family of Ed.

  22. Jim and Joyce Schwartz

    So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We thoroughly enjoyed talking with him about Rock Elm.

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