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In Memory of Edward Persico

Graveside Service and Military Honors

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tuesday February 11, 2020
Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery
1911 Tower Street
Missoula Montana, 59804

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday February 1, 2020
Gathering of Friends and Family
416 Brookwood Drive
Hudson Wisconsin, 54016

Edward Joseph Persico, age 59, of Hot Springs, Montana passed away on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 in Eagan, Minnesota. Edward was born on October 6th, 1960 in Arvada, Colorado to John Victor and Jo Ann Arlene Persico (nee Flammang). On April 15th, 1989, Edward married the love of his life, Kimberly Ann Persico (nee Kotz) in Hudson, Wisconsin. Edward worked as a Hazard Mitigation Specialist for FEMA, which well represented the kind of person Ed was; someone who always strove to serve the public, no matter the personal cost.

Edward was known as a devoted public servant. He volunteered at the World Trade Center after it was attacked on September 11th, 2001, and he will join the elite and the best of the best on the wall at the 9/11 Responders Remember Park. Edward will have his name etched in granite and it will be read aloud, followed by the ringing of the bell on September 12th at 10:00AM, 2020. He was also known as a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Edward was an avid and skilled woodworker, whose attention to detail and knowledge were well known.

Edward will remain in the hearts of his wife, Kimberly Persico; children, Tristan Persico and Margaret Edison, their spouses Lindsay and Josh, and grandchildren Briger and Quincy Peterson, Mason Persico and Alara Edison.

There will be a private gathering of family and friends to honor Edward.

A public celebration in Edward’s honor has been planned for Saturday, February 1st from 3-6PM at 416 Brookwood Drive, Hudson, WI 54016.

Edward’s interment will be open to the public at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula, MT on Tuesday, February 11th, at 12:00pm.

Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family.  Edward greatly valued public service, in lieu of a donation please consider volunteering your time in a local organization or getting involved in your community.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin.

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    • Ed will be missed here in Hot Springs. He did many good things during his time here.
      All sympathies to Kim. We love you too.
      All the best
      Hot Springs

    • You are in our hearts. We were saddened of the news of Ed’s passing. Please know you are in hearts and prayers. And we are here for you when you need us. God bless you always.

      So much love to you and your family

      Nancy and the staff of Hot Springs Schools

    • My deepest sympathy Kim and family, we are all so sorry to hear of Ed’s loss!! I have always said it wouldn’t hurt so bad if we did love so much!!❤️! May all the beautiful memories you have shared fill your heart with so much love and peace!! We are unable to attend this celebration of Ed’s life but please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! Much love, Cindy and Todd🌹🌺❤️❤️