Edward Santo, 76, of Lincoln, passed away January 25, 2019, in Lincoln. He was born April 28, 1942, in Falls City, NE to Charles and Bernice (Sinclair) Santo.
Edward was raised in Falls City and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1960. He then enlisted in the U. S. Navy and following his honorable discharge in 1964, returned to Falls City and farmed with the Santo Brothers on the family land and raised livestock.
He married Darlene Shomaker on January 20, 1979.
When married, the couple established their home in Falls City, and he worked at Woodings Verona and also continued to farm. They moved to Lincoln in 1997 where he owned and operated Five-Star Carpet Care, retiring in April of 2004 due to his health. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms, time at the cabin, cooking, the St. Louis Cardinals and making chocolate chip cookies for the grandkids. He was a member of North American Martyrs Catholic Church at Lincoln and a lifetime member of Falls City Elks Lodge #963.
Edward is survived by his wife Darlene of Lincoln, children, Shawntel Tramp and her husband Mark of Crofton, NE, Shannon Santo of Stokesdale, NC, Marissa Clark and her husband Dave of Kearney, NE, Andrew Santo of Lincoln, sister, Beverly Knobbe and her husband John of Falls City and eleven grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 10:30 AM at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Cole Kennett as the presiding priest. Interment will be in Falls City Catholic Cemetery. Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.
A Parish Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the rosary.