Paul Edward Pasley, 72 of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at home, from Stage 3 lung cancer. He was born on April 8, 1950, to Paul and Thelma (Reynolds) Pasley. Ed graduated from Valparaiso High School, and made his career as a Union Millwright with Local 1043, before retirement.
Paul “Edder” Pasley was a biker, member of the Unknown Motorcycle Club, a retired Union Millwright, President of the Eagles Aerie #2517 in Valparaiso, President of Zone 1 for the Eagles, and was instrumental in starting the Eagles Riders of Aerie #2517. He worked hard for the Veterans and arranged to have the Eagles room for them to have their meetings. He gave generously for all causes that he was involved in. Ed was a character his entire life. He had countless friends from all parts of the country. Ed will be remembered for his good heart, brain full of mischief, and awesome sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.
On May 19, 2002, Ed married the love of his life, Kathleen Wesbecher, who survives, along with his children: Dylan Pasley, Rachel Pasley, and Hannah Peters; granddaughters: Destiny Ronco and Cheyenne Ronco; and great-grandchildren: Alice, Aiella, and Kaje. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Darlene Pasley; and brothers: John, Eugene, James, Larry, and Donald Kelley.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Road, Valparaiso, with a funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Kouts. A celebration at The Eagles in Valparaiso will follow the burial. Memorial donations may be made in Ed’s name to the Disabled American Veterans.
Paul, I never met you before, although becoming friends with your son Dylan it shows that your spirit of yourself shines through your son with the same radiance you have shown others. Your son was the one who actually got me into Harleys and gave me inspiration to ride again all while helping me with all my ridiculous questions. You raised a great son and I appreciate you and your entire family. You’ll always be remembered by all of us and never forgotten. Rest easy. -Jason Wawrzyszuk
I’m so so sorry to hear about Ed. He was a great man and a great President of the Eagles. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family. -Marcella Thompson
AFTER 64 YEARS OF KNOWING SOMEONE ITS HARD TO SAY GOODBYE. ED WAS NOT ONLY A FRIEND BUT ALSO A BROTHER. HE WAS A CARING PERSON, A JOKER, A TRILL SEAKER, A HARD WORKER, AN ALL AROUND GOOD PERSON. THERE ARE GREAT MEMORIES OF THIS MAN FROM OVER THE YEARS. R.I.P. BROTHER. YOU ARE MISSED. -Ed Leib
Edder, So glad that my dad had you in his life for so long! I did not know you very personally, but what I do know of you is you were a highlight to any "arena" you entered. Your sense of humor, playfulness and smile made me feel welcome. Although I can not be there for your big 'send-off', know that, even those you didn't get to spend a lot of time with, feel blessed to have known you. Ride high with the angels! -Heidi Sanders
Every party, every get together, every day will never be the same without you! Our hearts break for your family. You were definitely one of the good guys! RIP Edder! -Mike and Sandra Rogers
So sorry for your loss, God Bless. -Mike Cummings PSP 2005
On behalf of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Indiana Zone One. This week we lost a champion in Paul Edward Pasley; “Edder”. Edder’s impact on our organization is still alive and should be a beckon for us to follow. Edder served with pride and never asked for anything but respect, dignity and a couple dollars for the cause. -Collin Studer Aerie 2517 Member
My heartfelt sympathy to Ed’s wife and family. I knew Ed through the Eagle Riders. As a fairly new Eagle Rider and Vice President of the State Eagle Riders, I enjoyed talking to him and appreciated hearing his thoughts on what direction he felt we should be going. He always had the Riders’ best interests at heart. A true Eagle and Eagle Rider, his presence will be greatly missed. He was one of that rare breed — a man of his word. -Brenda Overton
In 1957 I met Edder in 2nd grade at Flint Lake elementary school. We became friends almost immediately. From grade school to high school we lived at each others houses and did what kids did and tried not to get caught ,we we mostly successful. We rode Harleys together, and became members of The Unknown Motorcycle Club. We were each others best man at our weddings. We were there for each other when our parents died. We celebrated the birth of our children. He was my best freind. He was my brother . I will miss him forever. -Jim(Stuby) Holsman
I met Edder at Mud Creek in ‘07 and I considered him a friend ever since. He made me feel welcomed and we would chat it up around the camp fire. I remember the day I had to splint his broken leg with an MGD box because that’s all that was available. Hospital ER staff said that was a first! Anyway, I will remember Edder for his good character and friendliness. He was one of the crew I’d look for right away when we’d get to MC. R. I. P. Brother! Thank you for your friendship, may you rest in peace with your other brothers, say Hello for me! -Glen Trotto
Kathy, family, friends, and brothers, my heartfelt condolences. I only knew Edder as a biker but with that came knowing him as a true friend, a stand up guy, a person that loved life, family, and a good time, my life is richer for having known him and may my memories of him always remain bright!! Love and Respect, -Ed “Skip” Johnson
I was very sorry to read of Ed’s passing. While I did not knowing him personally, I know Bill and he were friends for many years! My deepest sympathy is with his wife, Kathy and his entire family. Sincerely, -Kathy Platipodis
Our condolences to Edders family Edders a good man and will be forever remembered in our hearts. Love & Respect -Jerome 1-I Giovannoni. The Unknown Nomad M/C