Edward Prein (Ed) 85, of Grand Rapids passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, after a long illness. Ed, son of Casper and Marie (Wendling) Prein, was born July 9, 1932. He was a graduate of Catholic Central High School (1951) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (1955) and a Masters in Structural Engineering from Michigan State University (1956). In 1957, after completing his service to his country as an Officer in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Washington, DC, he returned to Grand Rapids and worked as a civil engineer. In 1969, Ed and Tom Newhof founded Prein and Newhof, a civil engineering firm. Ed was both a Professional Engineer (PE) and Registered Land Surveyor (RLS). Ed was involved in numerous professional and civic organizations and served as President of the local and state chapters of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, Michigan Association of the Professions, Grand Rapids North Rotary and Notre Dame Club of Grand Rapids. He chaired the Notre Dame Engineering Advisory Council and served as a director of the MSU College of Engineering Alumni Association. He also served on both the Boards of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Foundation and Founders Trust. Ed was a loving husband, father and grandfather; an unassuming and willing giver of time, talent and treasure. His many enjoyments included music, carpentry and finishing, architectural design, tree clearing, making fine furniture, tennis, skiing and Notre Dame football, and most of all being with his family at the cottage on Torch Lake. Survivors include Ed’s wife of 54 years, June (Schubmehl) Prein, his five children and nine grandchildren, Cathy Prein; Eddie (Amy) Prein, Allie, Eddie Jr. and Erin; Marie (Joe) Parzych, Kate, Joey and Jake; Mark (Marti) Prein, Emma and Abby; Maggie (Eric) Niemi and Ethan. Ed’s sister, Loretta Miles, and several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Moore. Many thanks to the caregivers of Gauthier Family Home Care and the staff and families at Green House Home #2 for all their kindness over the past three years. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 15, 2-4 PM (Rosary 3:30 PM) and 6-8 PM at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 AM at St. Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr., Ada, MI 49301, with visitation one hour prior to the mass. Father Len Sudlik presiding. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to Alzheimer’s Research at Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32224 or the Edward and June Prein Family Pediatric Music Therapy Program, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation, 100 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.