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Carole Edson

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Carole L. Edson age 83 of rural Ionia died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Republic Community Church, rural Ionia, with Rev. Okitakoyi Lundula presiding. Interment will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City with Matt Edson, Tim Edson, Scott Edson, Chad Nelson and Daryl Lowe serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Carole Louise Edson was born in Bremer County, IA, on September 26, 1927, the daughter of Ray and Alma (Hocke) Muench. She was the fourth of six children. She always spoke affectionately of her parents and her life as a child, sharing many wonderful stories. Carole attended Dietz Country School in Bremer County through eighth grade. She went to High School for three years in Cedar Falls, living with her Grandma Hocke. Carole finished high school in New Hampton graduating in 1945. She went to Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls for one summer and then started teaching. She taught for three years at the Brown Country School and for a year at the Greenwood Country School. Carole had a life-long love for teaching. On February 20, 1948, at her parents home, she was united in marriage to Virgil C. Edson. To this union two sons were born. Together they established a family farm operation which continues today. Carole was an excellent seamstress, taking a lot of satisfaction in making shirts, her own clothes, dance costumes, band uniforms, curtains, square-dance dresses and clothes for her grandchildren. Her family and friends enjoyed many excellent meals in her home. She was an avid gardener. Carole served on the Nashua School Board, taught Sunday School at Republic Community Church, was a strong music booster in the Nashua schools, volunteering countless hours for the support of music. Carole and Virgil enjoyed square-dancing with the New Hampton Chick-a-Squares. She directed several excellent variety shows in the community to raise funds for the music program and other school needs. Another of Carol’s gifts was writing poetry and she often communicated her thought in a poem. Grandchildren were always welcomed to “Grammy’s” house. She provided many hours of fun and good times for them creating many precious memories for her grandchildren. A special treat was going shopping with Grammy on their birthdays. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Virgil; two sons, Jeff (Janice) Edson, Cliff (Donna) Edson all of rural Ionia; six grandchildren, Lisa (Chad) Nelson, Matt (Bridget) Edson, Brenda (Daryl) Lowe, Tim Edson (Leah Conrad), Scott Edson and Traci Edson; two great-grandchildren, Makenna and Autumn Nelson; three sisters, Doris (Stan) Feutchwanger of Frederika, Donna Kernik of Roseville, MN, Shirley (Howard) Beam of Anoka, MN; one brother, Delbert “Buddy” Muench of Charles City; brother-in-law, Vearl (Mary) Edson of rural Ionia; sister-in-law, Marge Edson Hoffman of New Hampton. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert (Mary Ann) Muench; two brothers-in-law, Verne Edson and Frank Kernik.

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  1. Jeff,Cliff,and families- I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. I carry with me to this day, my very fond memories of spending summers with her and you all. I learned so much from her that I couldn’t imagine my life without her influence. Her vibrancy was unbelievable. She will be missed. Love to you all, Jerry

  2. Connie and I were very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. What a great and blessed life she lived with Virgil, her two sons, their wives and children. We could tell in the Christmas letters how much family meant to her. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Some of my fondest memories are of Republic and our neighbors, ‘the Edsons ‘across the road. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Charlote sends here condolences also. Gary and Connie Ryan Phoenix, AZ

  3. Cliff & Donna: So sorry to hear about your mom. My mom is also at the N.H. Care Center, and at several of the activities I had the opportunity to have some delightful visits with Carole. Just from the brief time I knew her, I could tell she has a personality that will be missed by all of you. I thought maybe I’d run into you at the NHCC sometime. . . .I’m back in N.H. living on the farm. If you want to track me down sometime – (563) 920-5000.

  4. We send you our deepest regrets and sympathies. We always enjoyed visiting with Carole and her sense of humor.

  5. Virgil, Jeff, Cliff and families, I always recall Carole’s joyful smile and how she loved spending time with family and friends. I recall how she and my dad exchanged a Easter bunny over the years. I appreciate her friendship to our family throughout the years. She is fondly remembered, may your memories soothe your grief.

  6. Dear Jeff and Janice, I am sorry to hear about the death of your dear mother Jeff. May the Lord give you comfort during these hard days. God bless you both, Peggy

  7. Jeff, Cliff and your families – I am so sorry for your loss. I remember many fun summer days with Lisa and Brenda at Aunt Carole’s house. I espeically remember the Crayola cups she had. I thought they were so cool. I hope the memories of Carole bring you comfort.

  8. To the Edson family….I would like to extend my sympathy to you. I always enjoyed working with her throughout the years here at ASCS/FSA. It was evident to me that she was very involved in the farming operation and loved it as much as anyone! She was a class act! Enjoy your memories…..sounds like there are a lot of good ones….

  9. Jeff, Cliff, and Edson Family, I was very sad to learn of Carole’s passing. I have known Carole, and of course Virgil also, for all of my life. They were good neighbors and good friends to the Republic area. She will be missed by her Family and those who knew her. Please may it help to ease your sorrow by knowing that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Roger D. and Eileen Peterson Florida

  10. We were saddened to learn of Carole’s passing. Our condolences and prayers are with family and friends. We knew Carole and Virgil very well during the many years we lived in the Republic Community. Ralph and Shirley Feuchtwanger and Family


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