William E. “Ed” Cudmore, 89, passed away at his home in Spearfish, S.D., on January 28, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Ed was born February 14, 1923, to Ed and Ella (Gossard) Cudmore, the youngest of 12 children. He was raised on a farm north of White Lake, SD. Ed entered the U.S. Army on June 10, 1946, and served in the Philippine Islands during World War II. He was awarded the World War II Victory medal for his service to his country. Ed returned home from the service and helped his dad on the family farm.