Edgar W. Fergus, 94, WWII veteran and German prisoner of war, passed away January 28, 2016 in Ft. Myers Beach Florida.
Edgar was born in Grant County, Indiana in 1921, volunteered and proudly served in the Army Air Force as a navigator aboard B-24 aircraft, flying bombing missions out of Benghazi, Libya. His aircraft was shot down in 1943 off the coast of Italy and he served 18 months in various German POW camps.
After the war he returned to Indiana and, along with his brother Warren, purchased and operated the Blackford County Canning Company in Hartford City. The business was sold in 1981 and Edgar and his wife Charlotte moved to Ft. Myers Beach. After a year of retirement, Edgar worked for nearly 30 years as maintenance man for Dolphin Watch condominium on Ft. Myers Beach. Since moving to Ft. Myers Beach, Edgar and Charlotte have been members of Chapel by the Sea.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Charlotte (Gadbury) Fergus, three daughters, Kathy Fergus, Linda Tatman and Lori Fowlkes, son Jeff, daughter-in-law Jo Ousterhout, granddaughter Amanda Auger, grandson Tyler Tatman, his partner Melanie Lachowicz, 2 great granddaughters, Charlie Hiner, and Sawyer Tatman, nieces Jodie Cain and Lynne Richards and nephew Jim Fergus.
Services were held at Chapel by the Sea on Ft. Myers Beach.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.