Dr. Edward J. Sadler

Safely Home I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh! But Jesus’ love illuminated Every dark and fearful glade. And He came Himself to meet me In that way so hard to tread; And with Jesus’ arm to lean on, Could I have one doubt or dread? Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still; Try to look beyond earth’s shadows, Pray to trust our Father’s Will. There is work still waiting for you, So you must not idly stand; Do it now, while life remaineth- You shall rest in Jesus’ land. When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home; Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come! Dr. Edward J. Sadler, age 77, of Omaha, Nebraska formerly of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Bergen Mercy Hospital in Omaha. Edward was born November 5, 1935 in Missouri Valley to Russell E. and Gertrude (Green) Sadler. He graduated from the Missouri Valley High School in 1954. Edward served his country in Marine Corps, completing Officer Candidate School and had the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. He attended college at UNO and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. He attended the University of Nebraska where he received his Doctorate Degree. Edward taught in Council Bluffs and Mt. Michael in Elkhorn, Nebraska. He retired after many years as a professor at the College of Education with UNO. Edward enjoyed fishing, photography, hunting, golf, firearms enthusiast, boating, waterskiing, scuba diving, model railroads, model building and camping. Edward was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Russell and Gertrude Sadler. Survivors include his former wife: Joyce of Omaha, Nebraska; sons: John Sadler of Coweta, Oklahoma; Steve Sadler of Papillion, Nebraska; Ryan Sadler of Omaha, Nebraska. A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley with Father Mike Berner officiating. Music Selections will be Amazing Grace, Going Home, Nearer My God To Thee and We’ll Meet Again. Inurnment will be in the Rose Hill Memorial Garden in Missouri Valley. Military Honors will be conducted by the Julius F. Muller American Legion Post #337 of Missouri Valley. The family would like to invite everyone to the Missouri Valley Country Club following the inurnment for food and beverages.

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