Rough Week

April 1, 2011

Last Sunday night we received the news that my cousin Eddie had been killed during an armed robbery at his workplace. Needless to say our family is devastated, and just trying to cope with this new reality. The whole situation was made worse by the fact that Eddie was not even supposed to be working Sunday (he took over someone else's shift), and his wife and 13 year old son are the ones who found him. His coworker was also killed. The one positive aspect of the situation is that the person who committed this brutal, senseless crime has been caught and has confessed to everything. Thankfully he will not be able to inflict such pain on any other families. Here is a link to a news story that gives a little more background on what happened:

Today is the funeral and my parents are in Baton Rouge to be there with everyone. Please keep my family, and especially my Uncle Nick and Aunt Jeannie, in your prayers. They have lost a son, and his wife and two boys have lost a husband and father. Give everyone you love an extra squeeze today.

Edward Charles Gurtner III
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there by any more pain; for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4.

Edward Charles Gurtner III, 43, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Carquest Auto Parts on Airline Highway. He was a resident of Denham Springs and native of New Orleans. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Thursday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Ronnie Charpentier. Burial in Faith Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth L. Gurtner; sons, Edward C. Gurtner IV and Raymond J. Gurtner; father and mother, Nick and Jeannie Dunman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Connie Jenkins; sisters and brothers-in-law, René Gurtner and fiancé Brian Bates, Nichole and Michael Connell and Michelle and Aaron Carr; brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Lisa Jenkins; nieces and nephews, Crystal, April, Tyler, Angele, Sheyenne, Jacob, Leah, Lacy and Chance; grandmother, Tresea Tucker; and extended family, the Cajun Chevy Classic Car Club, where he, his wife and sons were members. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward C. Gurtner Jr.; grandmother, Ura Gurtner; and grandfather, James Poolson. Edward loved his family and his family loved him. An avid car man, he and his sons loved fixing-up old cars. He was manager of Carquest Auto Parts on Airline Highway.

1 comment:

  1. This breaks my heart, Heather. So sorry for your family's loss.


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