Edward “Ed” Peter Tousignant, 88, of Wausau passed away on January 22, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Ed was born in Marquette, Michigan on May 15, 1932 to the late Adelore and Irene (LaLonde) Tousignant, one of six children. On October 20, 1956 Ed married the love of his life, Mabel Opichka, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Antigo, Wisconsin. He was a loving father to Michael, James, Jean, Dawn and Dean, a loving grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather.
Listening to gospel music on the radio, telling stories and jokes, and swinging on the front porch swing while watching the birds come to the bird feeder were some of the things that Ed enjoyed, but his family and his faith were what truly mattered to him. Ed loved his family, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, and Ed loved his God. He found great comfort hearing God’s word and feeling God’s love. His family finds comfort in knowing that he is now at the said of his Lord and Savior and looks forward to the day where they can all be together again.
Ed is survived by his loving wife Mabel; his children, Michael (Julie) Engelke, Jean (Robert) Ludtke, Dawn Tousignant and Dean (Julie) Tousignant; his grandchildren, Kristina, Laura, David, Erick, Nathan, Shawn, Trina, Travis, April and Wendy; 31 great-grandchildren with twin great-grandchildren on the way; 3 great-great-granddaughters; and his good friend Jerry Kieckhaefer.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his son James, and his siblings, Bill, Emma, Geraldine, Laura, and Robert.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Pastor Josh Holland will officiate. Livestreaming of the service will be available at www.helke.com. Visitation will take place from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Clintonville Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to go to www.helke.com to leave words of remembrance and online condolences. A recording of the service will be available within 24 hours from the time of the service.
Ed’s family wishes to thank his granddaughter Laura and her husband Gabriel for the love and care they have shown to him for these past nine years.
Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.