Edward Carl Milberger, II
Apr 16, 1957 -- Aug 30, 2019

Edward Carl Milberger II, 62, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Friday, August 30, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. Services will be Wednesday, September 4th at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be held from 9:00am - 11:00am, with Mass at 11:00am. A celebration will take place at the F.O.P. Hall, 7844 Leavenworth Road immediately following the services. All are welcome to come raise a glass and share a memory to honor a life well-lived.

 
Ed was born April 16, 1957 in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Edward Carl Milberger and Naomi Duncan Milberger. Ed graduated from Wyandotte High School where he excelled in athletics and having fun.
 
Ed was the owner of Ed Milberger Pest Control. From an early age, Ed would be his dad’s shadow, learning the art of killing bugs. When his dad semi-retired, it was with great pride that he turned ownership over to him. Ed’s hard work, along with his dedication and loyalty to his customers, proved to be the foundation needed to ensure continued growth and success year after year.
 
Over the years Ed ventured into the real estate world. He bought and sold several commercial properties. As with the pride he had with his pest control business, he was a landlord that valued his tenants and celebrated their successes.
 
Ed’s personality was as big as his stature. When Ed walked into the room, you immediately felt his presence. He was always ready for a good time whether it was a family get-together, meeting his buddies for their weekly outings, enjoying a refreshing libation, having a good cigar, singing karaoke, or just telling a story - you can be sure he was in his element. Ed was blessed with countless family and friends who truly enjoyed his company, as he did theirs. He loved life and he lived it with such enthusiasm and energy. The world won’t be as bright without Ed in it.
 
Ed had such passion for Martial Arts. He earned and was set to receive his black belt in karate. It meant so much to him. Unfortunately, his health prevented this ceremony to take place. We are delighted Ed will posthumously receive this recognition and great honor.
 
Ed was preceded in death by his parents. Grieving his death are his survivors: his son, Edward Carl Milberger III, his daughter, Ashley Grable Milberger; his sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Daniel Trehey, his sister, Diane Voiles; his niece and nephews, Sheri Lynn Seeman, Daniel Trehey IV and Michael Trehey; the mother of his children, Dodi Leonard, as well as, great nephews, extended family and countless friends.
 
If you would like to make a donation in Ed’s name, we suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 



Condolences

ed pitko Aug 30 ,2019

Friend ,kansas city ,Kansas

Want to give my condolence to the family. I'm Going to miss my friend. He is in my prayers. Sorry.

Santiago Vásquez Aug 30 ,2019

Friend and karate instructor ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Rest in peace my dear brother, Ed Milberger, in the arms of the Divine Providence. My condolences to his family, friends, employees and fellow martial artists. You were an amazing man with a beautiful heart. Our Chago Karate Dojo would not be open today had it not been for your gratitude and love for karate. Many times you said, “The Dojo is a great place to die.” Well, you left this physical world while your heart and mind were at the Dojo. Go on my friend with your training at the Heavenly Dojo of the greatest Sensei, our Lord Jesus Christ. OSU!

Mary Barnhart Aug 31 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

So sorry about Big Ed. He was always such a treat to be around. Loved his stories, signing & his enormous laugh!!! He will for sure be missed. Love you my friend!

Debbie horner Aug 31 ,2019

Friend ,nevada ,Missouri

I am sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We rented the office by his pest control business for many years. We also owned the deli down Parallel. Wonderful memories of Eddie coming down, having a brew and shooting darts. Gary always liked listening to Eddie's stories for hours in our office. He will be missed. RIP, Eddie

KAREN BARTON-BELLER Aug 31 ,2019

Friend ,Missouri

So sorry for your loss. Ed and I went through school together from grade school (he was the tallest in our class) through high school. He was a great guy and always had a big grin on his face. May your memories help you through this time. Rest in Peace, Ed.

Patricia Pearson Aug 31 ,2019

Friend ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

So sorry for your lost. I went to school with ed as far back as west jr...wyandotte also, your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless !! Patsy Pope Pearson and my husband Steve

Michelle Scanlon Aug 31 ,2019

Friend of Niece and Sister ,Kansas City ,Kansas

My deepest sympathies extended to the entire Milberger family at this difficult time. I was so sorry to hear of Ed's passing on Friday. He and his business were a staple in the Wyandotte County community. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.

Doug Wallace Aug 31 ,2019

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Ed Old friend you impacted so many lives in your time here. We are better people for having known you. Your loss leaves a hole in so many lives. Rest easy till we all meet again ... 🙏🙏 Doug Wallace

Carl Kaster Aug 31 ,2019

Fellow business owner ,Kansas City ,Kansas

As a fellow business owner in Wyandotte County and a occasional customer of mine, Ed would always take the time to say hello to me and my wife whenever we would see him. He was a really nice guy.

Staci Fouts Sep 01 ,2019

Friend ,Lansing ,Kansas

Very sorry to hear about Ed. I hope he is singing with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, as I remember his love of his favorite crooners.

Leticia Stegall Sep 03 ,2019

Friends ,Mexico 🇲🇽 ,Missouri

I love Ed Milberger very very much and I always will ! R.I.P. my beautiful, happy and great friend.

Jessica (Riggs) McGowin Sep 03 ,2019

Friend ,Louisburg ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a dear friend to my mom and dad. I have very fond memories playing with the kids at Ed and Dodie's house. May he rest in peace. Praying for you all in this sad time.

Rae Weiler Sep 03 ,2019

Cousin by marriage ,Willcox ,Arizona

Hugs and heartfelt condolences from the Arizona branch of the family . Ed was one heck of a guy , lots of fun and he will be missed by all ......

Jerry Bedell Sep 04 ,2019

Good Friend ,Kansas CIty ,Missouri

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my long-time, good friend, Ed (Eddo). For over twenty years I had the pleasure of enjoying his company and conversations. I am further saddened by the fact I cannot attend Ed's services on Wednesday. It turns out that Ed was supporting me in my own fight against lung cancer, and I will be receiving both a chemo treatment and radiation for several hours at the exact time we say our formal goodbyes and offer remembrances of our pal who was taken from us all too soon. I hope everyone knows how much "Eddo" means to me, how much I regret my inability to personally tell his family and friends and to bid my farewells to Ed, who would just tell me "Oh well...."S___t happens sometimes." God Bless Ed and I am thankful for the time we spent talking over the years and for his recent, tremendous help and support. I miss his jokes and his laughter at my smart-ass quips about the chaos of it all. Now I have to train myself to stop calling his number every time I have something to share or gripe about. It won't be easy. So long Eddo.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Holy Family Catholic Church
Address:
274 Orchard
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66101
Date:
Sep 04 ,2019
Time:
9:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Family Catholic Church
Address:
274 Orchard
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66101
Date:
Sep 04 ,2019
Time:
11:00 AM
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