Edward A. Differding, age 57, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge.
The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge, Minnesota. There will be a visitation from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Breckenridge at a later date.
Edward Allen Differding was born on June 25, 1956 in Veblin, South Dakota to Benjamin and Bernice (Medenwald) Differding. He grew up in Breckenridge and attended school at St. Mary's Catholic School and Breckenridge High School.
Edward was united in marriage to Dawn Berger in 1978. He worked in several occupations, including construction, mechanical, and manufacturing. He lived in Fergus Falls, Minnesota for several years with his special friend Cathy Higgins until her death. He recently moved back home to Breckenridge.
Edward enjoyed fishing, sport shooting, bowling, motorcycles, and tinkering with small engines. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He will be missed by all.
Edward is survived by his mother, Bernice of Breckenridge; his daughter, Melissa Differding (Dan Cassman), and their son Isaac of Elbow Lake; his son, Adam Differding and his children Arianna, Josiah, and Logan of Fergus Falls; 10 siblings: Faye (Gene) Lonski of Fullerton, ND, Beth Miranowski, Benjamin Jr. (Joyce) Differding, Suzann (Duane) Wolter, Cindy (Steve) Lommel, Terre Choiniere, Charlotte (Troy) Gutzmer, all of Breckenridge, Annette (Gary) McCoy of Minot, ND, Todd (Sue) Differding of Breckenridge, and Becci (Darren) Thom of Wahpeton, ND; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Differding Sr., a sister Kathleen Kay Differding, and a special friend, Catherine Higgins.