Long-term councilman Edmund Green, 93, dies
Edmund R. Green, 93, Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at Indian Creek Convalescent Center in Corydon.
He was born in Harrison County on July 18, 1913, the son of the late Fred and Magdelina Zollman Green.
He was a farmer, Harrison County Auditor for eight years, Harrison County Councilman for 22 years, and he served as chairman and treasurer of the Indiana County Council Association. He was a board member for the Harrison County Advisory Plan Commission and the River Hills Regional Planning Commission. He was a member of Harrison County Farm Bureau for 60 years and was Harrison-Floyd Co-op director for 25 years. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church near Lanesville and held many offices in the church.
‘I think he was really proud of serving on the council,’ said his son, Bruce Green of Clarksville. ‘He enjoyed public service, doing good for people.’
‘He was a dedicated public servant,’ said retired Councilman Peter J. Schickel of Lanesville, who served with Green. ‘He always had good judgment in my opinion.
‘He was better than the ordinary person; he took his job seriously, researched the law and made sound, common-sense decisions.’
‘He was well-liked,’ said Dale (Chip) White of Lanesville, chairman of the popular decades-old Lanesville Heritage Weekend Festival. Green made lye soap and displayed his old tool collection each year at the festival, until the last few years.
‘We’re going to miss him at Heritage,’ said White. ‘He always had an answer, and usually he made it funny. When you left him, you always left with a smile on your face.’
He and former councilman David Blank, who died a year ago last month, were great friends. Blank’s widow, Norma Voelker Blank, remembers Green as a kind-hearted person who liked to share his home-grown flowers and vegetables.
‘He would bring a bouquet of flowers when he and David were going somewhere,’ she said. ‘Edmund did well with his gardening. He would have turnips when nobody else had turnips. I don’t know why.’
Green was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Harritt Green; a daughter, Barbara Sue Turner; and two sons, Quinten and William Ray Green.
Survivors besides his son, Bruce, include another son, Robert Green of Elizabeth; a daughter; Pamela Green of Lanesville; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Lanesville with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Richard Heinz and Pastor Christopher Truelsen officiated. Pallbearers were Gary Blank, Kenny Gerry, Doug Harritt, Mark and Maynard Lambertus, and Harlan Heinze Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Schoen, Harold Mayfield and Martin Voelker.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the St. John’s Lutheran Church General Fund.