Edgar E. Zugg, 74, died suddenly of an apparent heart attack on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, while attending a sports and recreation show in Monroeville, Pa., with his son Neven.
Ed was born May 24, 1932, to Estil H. and Vicki Anderson Zugg. He was the eldest child with three younger sisters.
He attended school in Brawley, Calif., and spent summers in Redstone, Mont., with his maternal grandmother, Alma Hema. He worked summers on farms in the Redstone area.
During this time Ed met and worked for Harvey and Hilda Miller. Harvey and Hilda remained very close to Ed during his lifetime.
Ed served as a medic in the Army and also belonged to the Army boxing team. He pitched softball in fast-pitch leagues in Plentywood.
While working in Redstone, he met the love of his life, Jean Y. Langager. They were married Sept. 29, 1951, in Scobey. They had two sons, Neven and Edgar J. Zugg.
Ed was highly respected for his work in the oil fields of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. He and Jean lived in Plentywood, Outlook, Tioga, Billings and Sidney during his oil career.
During these years Ed's passion for raising and breaking quarter horses materialized. On the weekends he was always "making a mile" to the nearest rodeo to chariot race and watch Jean barrel race.
For more than 20 years, Ed would make his yearly "pilgrimage" to Canada to fish for walleye and northern pike with family and friends. He took pride in showing his grandchildren how to catch the "big one."
Ed also spent time for many years at Lake Koocanusa seeing how many silver salmon he could catch before Jean joined him and the camping began.
Ed remained an avid hunter throughout his lifetime and helped his son Neven in the outfitting business in Montana and Idaho.
Ed and Jean moved to Blacktail Dam outside Williston, N.D., and spent their winters in Hope, Ariz. Ed loved spending time at the lake - cooking, gardening, golfing, or simply watching the activity on the lake.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Doris.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; sons Neven and wife Debrah of Libby and Edgar and wife Connie of Billings; grandchildren Kolby, Austin, Miranda, Nathan, Nicholai and Benjamin; great-granddaughter Mia and great-grandsons Christian, Braeden, Aiden and August; sisters Darlene and Dawn; numerous nieces and nephews; and Hilda Miller.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Hope, Ariz.
Services will also be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Lutheran Church in Plentywood. Interment services will follow in Scobey.