Edward J. Verdun, 93, of Odell died Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 11:20 a.m., at Accolade of Pontiac with his loving family nearby. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, Odell, with Father Chris Haake officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Odell. Visitation will be Saturday, January 30, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church, with the Rosary recited at 9:30 a.m. Duffy – Baier – Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements. Ed was born October 6, 1927 on the family farm in Odell, son of Peter and Irene (Coleman) Verdun. He married Enis N. Dinelli on February 7, 1959 in Naplate, IL. She passed January 4, 2013. He is survived by his children: Nancy (Frank) Legner of Odell, IL; Peter (Mary) Verdun of Byron, IL; and Brian (Stacie Ehrat) Verdun of Odell, IL; nine grandchildren: Valerie (Dr. Mark) Johnson, Frankie (Jessica) Legner, Katie (Jake) Hadsall, Valerie Verdun, Mary Elizabeth Verdun, Rick (Cherise) Verdun, Nathan Worby, Bryan Worby, and Noah Worby; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Enis; and two sisters, Ruth Ellen Verdun and Mary Jean Rennick. Ed attended grade school at the Verdun Country School and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1945. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Odell, the Livingston County Farm Bureau, and was a past member of the Odell Knights of Columbus and the Farmer’s Union. Ed took over the family farming operation after graduating from high school. He was a lifelong farmer on the family farm, progressing from horses to tractors. He continued to actively work until the age of 85. He loved being a farmer and working the land. Throughout the years, he enjoyed raising crops, cattle, and chickens. Ed was the recipient of a Century Farm award with the farm belonging to the family for over 128 years and three generations. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks and gratitude for the compassionate care the nurses and staff at Accolade provided to Ed. A special thank you goes to Art Runyon, Kathy Finkenbinder, and Nurse Nancy Zillmer, who comforted Ed in his final hours. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul Catholic Grade School or St. Paul Catholic Church at 200 S. West Street, Odell, IL 60460. Online condolences may be made to the family at duffyfu neralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.