We are saddened to inform you of the death on Saturday, December 15 of Ken Eder, 65, of Carthage, North Carolina following an accident. Mr. Eder was the brother of Unlimited and Modified Mini competitor Joe Eder (Polar Air) and Langford Northeast Nationals promoter Buck Eder.
Mr. Eder, the president of Mideast Railroad Service of Carthage, was killed while in the process of correcting a train derailment on the Norfolk-Southern Railroad site near the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer.
Alongside his wife Patti, Mr. Eder was the co-founder of 100-Plus Years of Progress, a three-day antique tractor, steam engine, and train show held every autumn on their property, nicknamed "Ederville," just outside Carthage in central North Carolina, about 80 miles east of Charlotte. This past November, the Eders' displayed collection numbered over 1,000 items and was housed in 20 buildings. Mr. Eder's full obituary may be found here; an article describing his impact on the Carthage and antique equipment enthusiast communities appears here.
Flowers may be sent and condolences offered at the funeral home's site.
Our deepest sympathies are with Patti, Joe, Buck, and the entire Eder family in their time of grief.