Edmund Carl Kornfeld

February 24, 1919 - June 22, 2012 

Edmund Carl Kornfeld

February 24, 1919 - June 22, 2012 

Obituary for Edmund Carl Kornfeld


At 6:15 P.M., June 22, 2012 Dr. Edmund Carl Kornfeld completed his long journey through this world. He went home to be with his Heavenly Father, and to
be reunited with his beloved wife, Virginia.
Ed Kornfeld could certainly say with the Apostle Paul, "for me to live is Christ". He lived every day of his life as a tribute to his Lord and his Savior. His
faith in Jesus Christ was the scaffolding upon which his entire life hung.
In 1945 Ed married his life long love, Virginia Heinz. She was the only girlfriend he ever had
Upon graduation from Harvard, Ed and Virginia packed all their belongings into a couple of suitcases and took the train to Indianapolis, IN. where Ed had
accepted a position with Eli Lilly Co. Ed worked as an Organic Chemist for Lilly's his entire career.
The very first thing Ed and Virginia did upon their arrival in Indianapolis was to find a church they could become a part of. They found Hope Church, which
eventually beget Faith Missionary Church. Many of the members of the young Hope Church were young people like Ed and Virginia, just starting out in their adult lives.
Through the coming years, these friends shared triumphs and tragedies, laughter and bitter tears. Many of these friendships endure to this day.
There was always a parade of people tromping through Ed and Virginia's house. In addition to raising 7 children, there were foster children, missionary families, Vietnamese immigrants, and an exchange student. The doors were always open. There was always room for another place at the table.
Throughout his life Ed strove to be good, generous, and kind to everyone. He set an example of faithfulness to friends, family, and, most of all, God. To his
dying breath his refrain was, "In Jesus name, Amen".
Ed is survived by his brother George Kornfeld, his 7 children, 17 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.
A celebration of Ed's life will be held Friday, June 29th, 1:00 P.M. at Faith Missionary Church, 9125 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240. Viewing to begin
at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a contribution to Faith Missionary Church or Young Life 418 E. 34th St., Indianapolis, IN.ve..

Brought to you by

  • 8151 Allisonville Rd.
    INDIANAPOLIS, IN
    46250
  • 317-636-6464

Help & Healing Resources

In the event that there is an error in the information presented, please contact the funeral home by clicking here.