Published February 22, 2021
DUNWOODY—Deacon Edward Lyle Krise, who served at All Saints Church for more than a decade, died Jan. 31. He was 79 years old.
Born in Ridgway, Pennsylvania in 1941, he was the middle child of Lyle and Amelia Krise who preceded him in death. The deacon attended Ridgway High School, Mt. San Antonio College and The University of Pittsburg. He served in the U.S. Army and Air Force, worked for IBM for nine years and then in the transportation business until he retired at 77.
He served in the Knights of Columbus and was the Grand Knight before he began the position that left him most fulfilled, that of a deacon in the church. He was ordained to the diaconate in February 2010 by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory. He served at All Saints Church in Dunwoody from 2010 to 2021 where he devotedly spread the love of Christ to the community.
Deacon Krise married his childhood sweetheart, Carole Fustine Krise in 1965. They resided in Dunwoody, where they raised their children, Kerri and Eddie, and formed many beautiful friendships. He is survived by his wife and children along with his five grandchildren: Victoria Ray, Katie Houlihan, Lexie Ray, Luke Ray and Avie Krise. His loved “in-law” children, Billy, Barrett and Patrick, also survive him as do his siblings Patti Davis and Ron Krise, other in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Ed loved gardening, being outside, golfing, watching and feeding the birds and deer in his yard. He was the family’s go-to handyman, an avid sport-goer, an amazing coach and an enthusiast of whatever his grandchildren were doing at the moment. He was known for the way he loved everyone and the way in which he served and wherever needed; he always told people, “God love you.”
A rosary and funeral Mass was Feb. 5 at All Saints Church. Burial followed at Arlington Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to FullCircle, located at 433 Canton Hwy Suite 302 Cumming, GA 30040. FullCircle is a ministry of the church serving families with teens and young adults struggling with a range of issues.