Edward E. Schnurr, 61, Rockford, Illinois, formerly of Seward, Illinois died at 11:25 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in his home surrounded with love.\r\r\n\r\r\n Born December 12, 1953 in Beloit, Wisconsin, and was raised by Hank and Rena Lupps. Attended Winnebago High School. He was employed as a tool and die maker for over 40 years.\r\r\n\r\r\n Survivors include daughters, Stephanie (Tom) Snyder, Pecatonica, Illinois and Kim (Brian) Fish, Byron, Illinois; grandchildren Alex, Michelle and Brianna; mother, Rena Lupps, Pecatonica, Illinois; sister, Jan (Tom) VanBlaricom, Rockford, Illinois; brothers, Leonard Schnurr, Beloit, Wisconsin and Brad (Karen) Alberts, Rockford, Illinois and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill and Betty Schnurr, brothers Albert and Emil “Sam” and best friend Dale Zimmerman.\r\r\n\r\r\n Memorial ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015 in McCorkle Funeral Home-Countryman Chapel, 529 Washington Street, Pecatonica. Cremation Rites will be accorded.