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Official Obituary of

Edsal E. Watson

January 26, 1942 ~ February 26, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Edsal Watson Obituary

KEWANEE- Edsal E. Watson, 82, of Kewanee, died at 3:36 a.m., Monday, February 26, 2024, at his home.

Cremation will be accorded, and no services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. 

He was born January 26, 1942, in Hopkinsville, KY the son of Charles and Virginia (Bryson) Watson. He married Barbara Bednarek on November 3, 1976, and she preceded him in death on February 17, 2005. Survivors include his children; Tony (Caroline) Watson of Ohio, IL., Bill (Jeana) Watson of Tilene, KY., Kari (Dan) Peterson of Kewanee, Cheryl (Joe) Calvert of Phoenix, AZ, and Pam (Jerry) Peterson of Washington State, two brothers; Rick (Kathryn) Watson of Rayville, LA., and Bill Watson of Florida, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Barbara, his brothers; Joe and Charles, his daughter Kimberly, and three stillborn sons. 

Edsal began working for the railroad at a very young age.  He retired having worked for the Metra Commuter Railroad in Chicago after thirty years. Trains were his passion in life, and he enjoyed everything about them. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.




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