Edward Patrick Masching, 89, of Pontiac, IL died Monday, January 18. 2021 at 5:45 a.m. at Evenglow Lodge Tjardes Health Center, Pontiac, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Adam Cesarek Saturday, January 23, at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac, IL. Burial: St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Pontiac, IL. Visitation was in the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Duffy – Baier – Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, was in charge of arrangements. He was born March 29, 1931 in Pontiac, IL, the son of Patrick and Alice (Ehrhardt) Masching. He married Lucille K. Kelly, his wife of 69 years, on October 20, 1951 in Loretto, IL. She survives in Pontiac. He is also survived by his children: Joyce (Don) Seib of Hubertus, Wisconsin; Joan (Richard) Hyde of Island Lake, Illinois; Mark (Kristy) Masching of Pontiac; Kevin (Joni) Masching of Odell, IL; and Eric Masching of Wisconsin. A brother, William (Donna) Masching of Campus, IL; three sisters: Rita (Marion) King of Matteson, IL; Norma (Don) O’Brien of Reddick, IL; and Ruth Schott of Buckingham, IL also survive. Surviving are his grandchildren: Brian  (Lindsay) Masching, Todd (Jen) Masching, Rich (Jamie) Hyde, Kara (Justin) Hoffman, Brock Masching, Kyle (Brittany) Masching, and Larissa (Charles) Johnson; and great-grandchildren: Addison, Bailey, Cayden, Owen, Olivia, Damian, Adley, Darren, Arya, Troy, Hannah, Collin, Blake, Bryce, and Kamryn. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Leo Kelly of Pontiac; sisters-in-law, Delores Kelly of Cornell, IL and Kay Kelly of Pontiac; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lucille Turner; one grandson, Derek Seib; brothers-in-law: Mac Turner, Kim Schott, Clare Kelly, and Joe Kelly; and sister-in-law, Betty Kelly. Ed graduated from Reddick High School. He had been a farmer in the Campus, IL area before working as a foreman at Interlake Steel in Pontiac, IL starting in 1965. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac. He loved to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events, and always enjoyed having a large garden. He also enjoyed showing dairy cattle in the past. He was a past member of the Pontiac Moose Lodge, Pontiac Elks Lodge, and a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Ed always enjoyed telling and hearing a good “Dad joke.” The family wishes to extend sincere thanks and gratitude for the loving and compassionate care the nurses and staff at Evenglow Lodge Tjardes Center and Good Samaritan Home Pontiac provided to Ed. Memorials:  St. Mary’s Catholic Grade School, 414 N. Main St., Pontiac, IL or Evenglow Lodge Tjardes Health Center, 215 E. Washington St., Pontiac, IL. Online condolences may be made to the family at duffy funeralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.