Edmund Eugene Hiatt (Ed), 63, passed away at home on November 4th in Boise, Idaho. Ed was born on October 10, 1958 in Muncie, Indiana to Gene and Billie Jean Hiatt. He was married to his beloved wife, Terri Joan (Cheek) Hiatt for 44 years. Ed and Terri were childhood sweethearts. They attended the same schools and church, finding their ‘forever love’ in their early teen years.
Ed served in the United States Army, 3rd Infantry Division as a Calvary Scout from 1983 – 1989. He was deployed to Kitzengen, Germany, where he achieved the rank of Corporal. Ed was the first Bradley gunner to earn a perfect score on the gunnery range in Grafenwoehr.
Ed moved to Boise, Idaho with his family in 1998, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time in Idaho’s great outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and especially dual-sport motorcycles. He founded Idaho Adventure Motorcycle Club in 2004, and shared countless off-road adventures and campfires with friends and family over the years.
Ed is survived by his wife, Terri Hiatt; children, Heather & Heath Hiatt (wife, Chelsea); brother, Lloyd Staggs; sister, Teri Bright (husband, Darrell); 6 grandchildren (Callia, Benjamin, Leila, Joel, Silas, and Joseph). He was preceded in death by his parents.Ed was a faithful, lifelong believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and our family is immeasurably comforted to know that we will walk with him again one day. We are forever grateful for the immense outpouring of love and support over the past few weeks, summed up by Ed in a single word, ‘Wow’.
A Celebration of Life for this life well-lived will be held on Sunday, December 5th from 3-5pm at Summit Church, 10375 W Overland Rd., Boise ID 83709.A second celebration for Indiana friends and family will be held on Saturday, December 11, from 2-4pm at The Gathering, 9512 N Walnut St., Muncie, IN 47303.In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Ed’s honor.
I only met Edmund a few times through Terri, but he was always personable and fun to be around. I know he will be missed by his family and friends, prayers to you all.
Heartfelt condolences from my family to yours. Ed was a good man. I always enjoyed his company.