Edward “Ed” Joseph Bryant, 55, died of cancer on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at his home in Iowa City with his loving family and friends surrounding him.
Services were held Aug. 1 at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin. Instead of flowers and plants, the family requests memorials to Iowa City Hospice or Reach for Your Potential.
Ed was born Sept. 27, 1958, in Iowa City, the youngest child of Oscar and Helen (Meade) Bryant of Tiffin. He graduated from St. Coletta’s School in Jefferson, Wisconsin. While attending St. Coletta’s– he worked at McDonald’s and would frequent Knutson Jewelers– where he was always greeted with a timely smile concerning his wristwatch. He was active in the school choir and enjoyed their Olympic size swimming pool. He returned to Iowa in 2002 where he made his home with Reach for Your Potential in Iowa City. He enjoyed the friendships of his housemates– Chris, Paul and John. Over the past 30 years, he thoroughly enjoyed working at Slim’s and Walker Welding in Tiffin, and for Taco John’s in Coralville. He was nominated at Taco John’s for his years of service and received an individual achievement award at the annual ceremony from Goodwill of the Heartland on May 8, 2009.
He is survived by six brothers and sisters: Barbara (Clarence) Stennes of Des Moines, William (Sharon) Bryant of Oxford, Robert (Barb) Bryant of Coralville, Mary Lou Young of North Liberty, Gary (Deb) Bryant of Oxford, and Elizabeth (Mike) Walker of North Liberty; 14 nieces and nephews; nine great-nieces and nephews; and seven great-great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by an aunt, Marguerite Stockman of Williamsburg, uncle Ray Bryant of Utah, and many cousins and extended family.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Helen Bryant of Tiffin and a brother-in-law, William R. Young.