Edward J Lakies (EJ), age 85, passed away on May 5, 2021 in Marysville, Washington. Ed was born to Arthur and NIne (Smith) Lakies on August 21, 1935 in Cadillac. He was raised in Cadillac and graduated with the class of 1953. Growing up in Cadillac, he worked as a newspaper carrier for the Cadillac Evening News, also at Caberfae as ski patrol and at the boat dock on the canal. Ed was an enthusiastic drag race car driver most of his life and worked at restoring race cars and other vehicles. He got his start working on cars at Cy's Body Shop in Cadillac.