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Edgar Earl Zugg

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PLENTYWOOD - Edgar E. Zugg died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, in Monroeville, Pa., while attending a Sports and Recreation show with his son Neven.

Ed was born on 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 the summers in Redstone with his maternal grandmother Alma Hema while working on local farms. It was 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.

While working in Redstone, he met the love of his life, Jean Y. Langager. They were married Sept. 29, 1951, in Scobey. To this blessed union two sons were born: E. Neven and Edgar J. Zugg.

Ed and Jean lived in Plentywood, Outlook, Tioga, Billings and Sidney during his oil career. Ed was highly respected for his work in the oil fields of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. During these years, his 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 with family and friends. He took pride in showing his grandchildren how to catch the "big one" Walleye or Northern Pike. Ed also spent time for many years at Lake Koocanusa in western Montana, seeing how many silver salmon he could catch before Jean joined him and the canning began.

Ed and Jean moved to Blacktail Dam outside of 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.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Doris.

Ed is survived by his wife, Jean; and his sons, Neven and his wife, Debrah, of Libby and Edgar and his wife, Connie of Billings; his six grandchildren, Kolby, Austin, Miranda, Nathan, Nicholai and Benjamin; and one great-granddaughter, Mia. and four great-grandsons, Christian, Braeden, Aiden and August, and Hilda Miller; two sisters, Darlene and Dawn and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held in Hope on Tuesday, Feb. 27, and in Plentywood, at the Lutheran Church on Friday, March 2. Interment services to follow at the Cemetery in Scobey.

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