STEPHAN, EDWIN "FOOTSIE," 87, died Tuesday,
June 7, 2011 at his home in Louisville.
He was a dedicated servant to many
organizations: staff sergeant U.S. Marine
Corps 2nd Division, son of a charter member
of the Pipefitters Local Union 522, a
67-year member of Local 522 himself, member
of the District Council from 1951 - 1988,
past president Local 522 - 2 terms, past
apprentice coordinator Local 522, life
member Marine Corps League 729, life member
American Legion Post 201, life member V.F.W.
post 3636, member Robinson Masonic Lodge
#266 since 1953, Kentucky Colonel since
1979, Bonnycastle Club member since 1979,
past president and committee member of AARP
Audubon Chapter 3863 and member of St.
Stephen Martyr Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 65
years, Alma Bickel Stephan; and three
children, Cheryl, Carol and James "Ty"
He is survived by three loving daughters,
Barbara Figuried (Tony), Laraine Staples
(Barry) and Etta Lechleiter; "Grandpa" to
nine grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren; and "Uncle Eddie" to
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St.
Stephen Martyr, 2931 Pindell Ave., with
burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Visitation: 11a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Bosse
Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison Ave., at Barret.
The family asks that you donate blood in
lieu of flowers.
Published in The Courier-Journal on June 9,
Necrology Report On Edwin "Footsie" Stephan
Born on October 9, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA
Initiated as an Entered Apprentice in
Robinson Lodge on November 19, 1953
Passed to the degree of a Fellow Craft on
January 21, 1954
Raised to the sublime degree of a Master
Mason on March 11, 1954
Died in Louisville Kentucky on June 7, 2011
at 87 years of age. His Masonic career
spanned 57 years.
Masonic Services will be at Bosse Funeral
Home, 1355 Ellison Ave., at Barret at
7:30pm, Friday, June 10, 2011, please arrive