Hunting 13

Edward "Ed" James Strich

April 6, 1959 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 61)

Obituary Image


Edward “Ed” James Strich, age 61, of North Branch  passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home with his family at his side. Ed was born in Marlette on April 6, 1959 to Gerald and Doris (Braidwood) Strich.  Ed grew up on the farm in North Branch and was a 1977 graduate of North Branch High School.

On September 21, 2012, he married the love of his life Danelle (Dani) Tepoorten on the beach at sunrise in Virginia. Ed took great pride in his work as a skilled carpenter. Ed enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting and playing cards, but mostly spending time with friends and family he loved so much.


Ed is survived by his wife, Dani; his children, Drew (Amy) Strich of Coleman, James Madison Tepoorten of Chicago, Stuart and Maria Tepoorten of Rochester, and Hannah Tepoorten of Austrailia; his grandchildren,  Adelyn Strich, Benicio Borrego and Oliver Tepoorten;  his parents, Gerald and Doris Strich of North Branch;  his brother, Fred (Sue) of Strich of St. Ignace, his sister Caroline (Brian) Ferguson of North Branch and his brother Gerald “Bub” (Melanie) Strich of North Branch; his mother-in-law Mary Ellen DesRe’maux; his Uncle Ray Strich of Hebron KY, his Uncle John Braidwood of Lapeer; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews,  cousins and very close friends.

Memorials in Ed’s name may be directed to American Cancer Society.

Per Ed’s wishes cremation has taken place, a private family memorial will be held. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date.


You may share online condolences to the family at

Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edward "Ed" James Strich, please visit our floral store.


No services to be held

© 2021 Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy