Adam Edward Ganz, Jr.

March 15, 1933 - January 23, 2017

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   Adam Edward Ganz Jr., 83, of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.  Edward was born on March 15, 1933 in New London, Ohio and was the son of Adam Edward Ganz Sr. and Helen (Sackett) Ganz.

   Edward attended New London High School where he joined the Air Force after graduation.  He retired from McClean Trucking in Indianapolis.  Edward was a hardworking man who loved helping others and continued to do so after death by being an organ donor.  He enjoyed building remote control model airplanes and cars in his earlier years.  In his later years he took up Silhouette shooting and was the 1994 IHMSA New Zealand National Champion.  He was the Range Director and member of Sycamore Valley Gun Club in Bloomington for many years.

   Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Day) Ganz of Bloomington; daughters, Teresa Ray (Greg) of Ellettsville, Annette McQueen and Susan Deckard (John) of Bloomington; sons, Steve Day of Bloomington and Thomas Ganz (Anna) of Ellettsville.  Grandchildren; Matthew, Ashley, and Brandon Ray, Jacob Helton-Ganz, Nathaniel and Kathryn Ganz, Zackery McQueen (Sara), Alicia McQueen, Logan Mcqueen-Cranfill, Pamela Harshman (Jake), Daniel Day, Adam Edward Ganz III, and Brycen Kinser. Three great grandchildren and one due in April; Sister, Beverly Keen of Fort Pierce, FL; Brother, Royce Ganz of New London, Oh.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Rolland Ganz; and one grandson, Christopher Ray.

   A memorial service will be held in the Spring at the Old Dutch Church Cemetery.

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Sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I have many fond memories from shooting Silhouette with him at Sycamore Valley and other Indiana matches.
  Dave Wood

So sorry to learn of Ed's passing. He was a big influence in my silhouette shooting life, and made the sport so much more fun and social. God speed.

   Rich Hawkins

Annette I am so sorry that you lost your daddy.  You are in my prayers!!!

   Dana Lyons

So sorry to read of Eddie's passing.  I was afraid it was him when I read the obit.  He was a favorite of mine.  He and I worked on several projects at SVGC, and shot IHMSA together. Condolences to the family, especially Teresa.  Have missed Eddie in recent years.  God bless you all, and Godspeed, Eddie...

   Maynard Raggio

Sad to hear of Eds passing.
Ed set a lot of records in his time here in New Zealand and taught us a lot about silhouette shooting, he was mister cool to us, and was highly respected, he had a great sense of humour and made a lot of friends here in the shaky isles, and will be warmly remembered by all that he touched here, good shooting Ed.

   Evan Sanders

We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing, I remember only seeing him a few times going up I think what I remember is his beard. We have been thinking of you and the family and you have been in our thoughts and prayers.

   Stacy Crabbs

We are so sorry to hear of your loss!  My earliest memories were at the July 4th picnics we always attended at Aunt Helen and Uncle Ed's. She always had lemonade in the milk can and everyone had so much fun and great food.

   Jim and Anne Crabbs