WEST SALEM — Edward Charles Quackenboss, 75, of West Salem passed away Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, surrounded by his family.

He was born Dec. 31, 1941, in Plymouth, Wis., to Laverne (Lange) and Norbert Quackenboss. Edward married Sharon (Allworden) March 26, 1966, and had two sons, Michael and David Marshall. The family moved to West Salem in 1983, from Whitefish Bay.

Edward served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962, including service on the USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779). After his service, he worked in business until finding his niche in the equipment finance industry with M&I Bank in Milwaukee. Edward brought his expertise in leasing to La Crosse, where he founded Mid America Banklease Corp., in 1984 and worked alongside of his two sons for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; sons, Michael (Cristine) of Excelsior, Minn., and David Marshall (Heather) of La Crosse; grandchildren, Henry, Sam, Ryan, and Lily; and brother, John (Sally) Quackenboss of Fond Du Lac, Wis.

Throughout his life, Ed enjoyed a Tanqueray, riding motorcycles, photography, bicycling, fencing, flying airplanes, sailing, and traveling. Most of all, he loved his grandchildren, who brought a sparkle to his eyes and were happy to play the Kentucky Derby Call for their Papa.

Special thanks to the staff on 7th floor at Mayo in La Crosse, for assisting the family.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Blaschke & Schneider Funeral Home, 1501 West Ave. S., La Crosse.

Remembrances or memorials may be made to Fisher House, (donate.fisherhouse.org) to assist wounded veteran’s families, or the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.

Online condolences may be made at www.blaschkeschneider.com.