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Posted on June 24, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

July 29, 1942 - June 22, 2013

ELKHART — Edward “Eddie T.” Tajkowski, 70, of Elkhart, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in his residence.

Ed was born July 29, 1942, in South Bend to Edward and Mary (Starzynski) Tajkowski. On Aug. 10, 1975, he married Sally Hibshman. She survives.

He is also survived by two daughters, Chris Kinnard and Rachel Rice (Rich Hershberger), both of Elkhart; sisters Patricia Bassett of Colorado and Janie Odiorne of Aurora, Ill.; and grandchildren Amanda (Jeremy) Ramos, Alexis Hershberger and Courtney Kinnard.

Ed served as a proud member of the U.S. Army and National Guard. He was an accomplished drummer who grew up in Baltimore, where he played in various bands. Ed was an awesome dad and amazing grandfather. He was self-employed and worked as a carpet installer.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Services will be private. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent at Memorials may be sent to the Humane Society of Elkhart County.