Edward H. Grau returned to his Heavenly home on October 15, 2017, at the age of 96. A World War II U.S. Army veteran, Ed was a gentle spirit. He trusted in the Lord with all his heart, his path one of extraordinary kindness, generosity, and faithfulness. His remarkably long life was one of service and commitment - to family and friends, to teaching, coaching, and counseling, and to his church and bowling communities. To his loved ones, Ed was faith, hope, and love. The greatest of these, is love. The Lord blessed Ed with a good life in which each of us had a unique part. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Minnie, wife Ida Mae, son Douglas, and brother Gerald. He is survived by his sons Garry, Warren, and Kevin, daughter Marti, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and family friend Char. Faith carries us forward until we may meet again in Heaven. Please join the family in a celebration of Ed's life Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, 2122 Bronson Blvd., Kalamazoo. Visitation 10:00-11:00. Service 11:00-12:00. Luncheon follows. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. May God bless and keep you in His love, grace, and mercy.