Edward Robert Vorderkunz (04/25/1921 – 03/01/2021) was born to George and Hulda Will
Vorderkunz in southern McLennan County on the Gus Will farm. He graduated from Lorena High School then worked on the George Linville farm until drafted to the Army where he served from 1942 to 1945 in the 906th Signal Corps. He is a World War ll Veteran. After discharge from Army he worked for the Waco Water Dept until he was hired at General Tire, he retired after 28 years.
He married Ruby Bodiford August 1, 1946 and they were married for 58 years until Ruby passed in 2004. He then married Bernice Pankonien and was married for 11 years until she passed in 2016.
Edward is proceeded in death by his parents, his brother, George Vorderkunz, Jr, 2 sisters, Ruth Holmes, Margaret Linville. His wife Ruby Vorderkunz, and second wife Bernice Pankonien, Two step sons that he raised as his own Grady Johnson and Wayne Johnson.
He is survived by his grandchildren, Dennis Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, Dianna (DeeDee) Goade, Meri Ann Placker, Patty Sue Laviolette, Jimmy Johnson, Waynea Sheffield, Bruce Wayne Johnson, Jr. and many great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.
Pall Bearers are; Franz Hyland, Roman Chamblee, Billy Burnett, Frankie Fillip, and Daniel Pillip.