Edwin Kent Eloe, 38, of Hebron, IN passed away to be with his Lord Friday night, February 13th, 2009. He died peacefully in his home surrounded by family and friends following a valiant three-year trial with brain cancer.

In his short life, Kent had numerous accomplishments and touched the hearts of many people. He worked for 15-years as a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial. While this job was an important focus of his life, it was not the primary one. Kent deeply loved and cared for people, and this passion permeated the whole of his life. Kent was committed to helping those in his community by serving as a member of the Tri-Creek School Board of Trustees. He also frequently reached out to those who were less fortunate than he either through ministering to the needy in Gary, IN or by creating a ministry to care for displaced evacuees of Hurricane Katrina.

Kent was an active and faithful member of Bethel Church in Crown Point, IN. Throughout his many years at Bethel, Kent served as a deacon, small group leader, children's ministry volunteer and practically any other role where there was a need. His heart for people led him to serve with honor and distinction always placing the needs of others and his church community above his own.

Kent had a deep and abiding love for his family. He is survived by the love of his life of eight years, Bridgett, and he leaves behind three young, beautiful sons, Joshua (7), Ethan (5) and Nolan (4). Kent dearly loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed being with his dad and sons at the Eloe Family farm in Nebraska, the outdoor activities of hunting, fishing and golfing as well as just playing with his sons. Kent is also survived by his parents, Lowell and Barb Eloe, and four siblings, Lynette Eloe, Robyn (Mark) Sepko, Denise (Jack) Stewart and Tim (Becky) Eloe. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edwin and Evlyn (Scott) Eloe, and maternal grandparents, Ben and Agnes (Harms) Heinis.

Despite his many accomplishments, Kent's greatest legacy was his love for Christ and the optimistic faith he never failed to demonstrate even in his difficult last days. Those who knew him best will always remember his kind and gentle spirit, intimate concern for people, unwavering commitment to integrity and steadfast faith in his Lord.

For more information about Kent's life, including his 3 year battle with cancer, visit eloefamily.com

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