Ed Ailts, aged 74 of Ada, MI formerly of Adel, IA, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Jerene; and brother, Jack Ailts.
Ed will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Dirk and Debbie Ailts, and Derek and Amy Ailts; granddaughters, Taylor and Regan; and grandson, Gray-son. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, leader and dear friend, our world will never be quite the same.
Ed served as the chief federal probation officer of the Southern District of Iowa for 20 years.
A memorial service was held Monday, July 29, at the Adel United Methodist Church, Adel, IA.
There will also be a memorial service at the Martin Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg on Tuesday, July 30, at 2 p.m.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.