Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Edwin “Ed” Hampson, 97, of Valparaiso passed away Monday, April 12, 2021.  Born September 12, 1923 in rural Palo Alto County, Iowa to Thomas & Emma (Bergum) Hampson.  Though underage, Ed joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at age 14 in order to send money to his family during the Great Depression.  After his stint at the CCC camp in Iowa, Ed “rode the rails” along the southwest border, working in the fields along the way.  Ed was a proud teamster milk wagon driver, delivering milk for Bowman and Dixie Dairies in Gary and Hammond.  He also worked for Joe Hubeny and Brown Dairies in Valparaiso.  Ed served proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WW II.  In 1943 he married Rosemary Hubert of Chicago and they remained married for 70 years.  Rosemary preceded him in death in 2013, along with their son, James Hampson, daughter, Rosemary Riley, granddaughter, Amy Rose Riley Frieden, brother, Alfred, and sisters, Irene & Verna.  Ed is survived by son, Thomas Hampson (Grace Rocio Martinez), and great-grandson Dane Frieden.Ed was a member of First United Methodist Church, life member of Valparaiso Lions Club since 1970, and American Legion Post #94.  His working career consisted mostly of sales and rental properties after which he retired in 1982. 
A visitation will be held
Thursday, April 22nd from 1 – 3 pm at Moeller Funeral Home, with memorial service beginning at 3:00 pm.  Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Valparaiso.

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