Vigen Memorial Home obituary – Edward L. Dodds, 75, Keokuk

Edward L. Dodds, 75, of Keokuk

Edward  L. Dodds, 75, of Keokuk IA went home to be with Jesus on Friday, May 1, 2020 at his son’s home in Warsaw, IL.
     He was born on November 11, 1944 in Effingham Illinois the son of Edgar and Dorothy Blankenship Dodds.  He graduated from Quincy Senior High in Quincy, IL.
     Ed was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War.

On November 11, 1967, Ed was united in marriage to Leola “Lana” Ann Yates in Quincy, IL.  She preceded him in death on April 3, 2011. 
     He had been employed at Methode Electronics in Carthage, IL.
     He loved his family at Living Hope Church in Nauvoo, IL
     Ed never knew a stranger and made friends everywhere he went.  He had a deep love for Jesus and was a bold witness to him with his testimony, generosity and kindness. Ed had a green thumb and surrounded himself with plants and flowers both indoors and out. But nothing brought him more joy than his family.
     He is survived by his sister, Lenelle Mewes of Quincy, four sons, Rory Dodds (Deborah) of Arlington, TX, Travis Dodds (Tressa) of Ewing, MO, Jason Dodds (Jennifer) of Warsaw, Il and Brandon Dodds of Keokuk, Ia. Seven grandchildren, Jerrod Dodds, Jacob Dodds, Aaron Dodds, Linkin Dodds, Ashlynn Dodds, Rory Dodds, Jr., April Allen, three great-grandchildren, Brylee Dodds, Jaxon Dodds, Audrey Allen and was looking forward to the arrival of Emmett Dodds. He will also be greatly missed by his loyal dog, Lulu. 
     Besides his wife, he was also preceded in death by two sons, Christopher Dodds in infancy, Joshua Dodds and one granddaughter, Autumn Dodds. 
     A Graveside service will be held Tuesday May 5th at 3 p.m. at the Scandinavian Cemetery in rural Keokuk.
     In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local Food Bank.
     The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk is assisting the family with arrangements.
     Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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