Edward Sampson

Edward Sampson

Edward Sampson Edward Minor Sampson, age 85 of Belview, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Parkview Home in Belview.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 23 at Grace Lutheran Church in Belview.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday AT THE CHURCH, and will continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.  A private family interment will be held at Grace Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Edward Minor Sampson was born March 7, 1931 at the Redwood Falls Hospital to Minor and Mable (Peterson) Sampson.  He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Belview.  Edward graduated from Belview Public High School in 1949.  He served in the US Army (Minnesota Army National Guard on federal service) from 1951-1952.  He graduated from the Wahpeton School of Science, Wahpeton, ND, in 1953.  Edward owned and operated Sampson Hardware and Plumbing from 1953 until his retirement in 2005.  On June 17, 1956 Edward was united in marriage to Sally Joyce Butzer at Zion Lutheran Church in Morton.  Sally was the great love of Edward’s life.  Edward and Sally had three children: Lee, Ann and Jon.  Edward was a lifelong resident of Belview.  He was a member of the August Donner American Legion Post #309, the Belview Booster Club, and the Belview Country Show.  He was a past member of the Belview City Council and the Parkview Nursing Home Board.  Edward was a pilot and had a passion for aircraft and aviation.  He built his first airplane in 1965.  He built and flew nine more airplanes over the years.  He also restored and owner several more.  Edward especially enjoyed mentoring other aircraft builders.  He received the Wright Brothers Award at the Dayton International Air Show in 1982 for one of his aircraft.  Edward was for many decades part of teams restoring antique and vintage aircraft, several of which won national awards.  Edward made numerous friends nationwide in the aviation community.  He was a member of the Antique Aircraft Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association (Chapters 431 & 688), the Pietenpol Association and Marginal Aviation.

Edward was especially proud of his family and is survived by his beloved wife Sally, and his children: Lee (Georgia) Sampson, Ann Bruns (special friend Bruce Rakke) and Jon (Kelly) Sampson; grandsons: Travis (Stephanie) Bruns, Thomas (Lacey) Bruns, and Troy Bruns (fiancée Kimberly Kohlhof), Ryan (Bobbi Jo) Luckhardt; great grandchildren: Lydia, Hattie, and Grayson, Malaya, Marquis, Malikye, and Marion; and his beloved dog Otto.  He is preceded in death by his parents Minor and Mable Sampson.

18 thoughts on “Edward Sampson”

  1. Jon and Sue Davidson

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ann and your entire family.

    With Sympathy,
    Jon and Sue Davidson

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the Sampson family. Prayers to your family.

    God’s Blessings,
    Tim & Judy Hultquist

  3. Bob & Joey Van Hee

    Hard to believe that this Belview “icon” has passed away! He meant so much to Community, and everyone who knew him. Always willing to share his knowledge, and help-out whenever/wherever needed. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  4. Linda & Rich Sullivan

    Prayers for the family. We will miss you neighbor! Many good conversations and memories to cherish.

  5. Brad and Jenn Larsen

    Our Deepest Heartfelt Sympathies go out to the Family. Eddie was a terrific member of the community and a friend. He will be missed. Treasure the many Wonderful Memories,

  6. Terry and Linda Marguth

    Our sympathies on the loss of your husband and father. He was a great man who helped many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  7. Sincere sympathies to Edward Sampson family. His smile and wit will be missed as he soars high in the skies.

  8. Sandy Sampson Johnson

    My sincere sympathies to you Lee and Ann on the loss of your father. I know what you are feeling. His flying the friendly skies of heaven and will always be in your heart.

  9. Sandy Sampson Johnson

    Also to you Sally. You and Ed also looked like such a beautiful couple. My prayers to you and your family.

  10. sampson family i’m sorry to hear that Ed passed away,, when i was a little kid he use to fly into redwood airport, and he made me stand in front of the tail wing when he went to start his airplane so it wouldn’t , run away, I have always thought about THIS and ED when i went threw Belview,

  11. You will be deeply missed by everyone in the Belview community! I always enjoyed seeing your zest for life in all of your accomplishments. A vision that always brings a grin to my face is your “leg lamp” displayed in your front window at Christmas time. It was the perfect home for the display! Condolences to all of your family.

  12. so sorry to here of ED,s passing.he was a great help when my son Jay was building his piet.I think of Ed every time I look at Jay,s plane. Agreat mentor and friend roland bosch Atwater mn

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