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Edna Garnant

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Edna M. Garnant age 92 of New Hampton died Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the New Hampton Care Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11, 2010, at the Congregational United Church of Christ, New Hampton with Pastor Laura Hucke officiating. Interment will be in the New Hampton City Cemetery with Brett Ohm, Blake Ohm, Aaron Blatti, John Erickson, Brett Bailey and Eugene Schultz, Jr., serving as a pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at Hugeback and Chenoweth Funeral Home, New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to services at the church. Edna Garnant was born February 25, 1918, in Kanawah, IA, the youngest child of Nicholas and Laura (Pehl) Veldhouse. She had four older brothers, Dick, George, Jim, and Paul Veldhouse. Edna attended Iowa State University and on December 21, 1942, married Loran Garnant of Britt, IA. They lived in LeRoy, Minnesota, and Waterloo, Iowa, before moving to New Hampton in 1958. Here Edna became an active member of the Women's Club, Eastern Star, Meals on Wheels, was a docent for the New Hampton Cultural Center and was on the board of directors for the New Hampton Food Pantry. She was integral to the creation of Garnant Park. Edna was also active in managing her farm until her death. Edna is survived by her daughters; Jackie (John) Erickson of St. Paul, MN, Marlene Garnant of Houston, along with grandchildren, Brett Bailey of the Cayman Islands, and Brooke Bailey of Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Loran on September 22, 1978 at the age 59; four brothers. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the New Hampton Food Pantry, the New Hampton Cultural Center, or the church of choice.

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  1. Jackie, Marlene & Families, I am so so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed meeting Edna and our chance visits. She will truly be missed in New Hampton, as she was one of the kindest, friendliest persons that I have ever met. Each of you has my deepest sympathy.

  2. Jackie, Marlene and families, I was out of town today, fully intending to return in time for the funeral. After several delays, I realized I wasn’t going to make it. I spent the time while driving fondly remembering many pleasant visits with Edna. She was always so friendly…a classy lady. I counted her as a friend and will greatly miss her. My sympathy to you goes out to all of you.

  3. We are so very sorry for your loss. Edna was such a wonderful person. My sons Jason & Eric, enjoyed playing in Garnet pond so much growing up. She will be missed.

  4. Marlene and Jackie, our deepest sympathy from the Farm Service Agency. Your mother was always one class act and such a lovely personality. She was a joy to work with and I treasure her story of how she came to own ‘her farm’. Personally, I remember lots of trips to the Garnant home in high school, she was always so inviting! Again you have our sympathy.

  5. Dear Jackie & John Family, Jackie sorry to hear this about your mother.She was a really nice lady.She was happy lady and had a nice smile on her face and she liked to talk to people when she meet them anywhere. Brenda Parks and Rick Kobliska

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Edna was a wonderful lady with a big heart. She will be missed.

  7. My deepest sympathy, Jackie and Marlene, for the loss of your dear mother. She was one of the most gracious ladies New Hampton has ever known. I have many fond memories of her, but especially the evening you all joined Bob and me at our home for ‘the unveiling of the Christmas art!’

  8. Your mother was an extremely friendly and kind woman. Over the years we had many nice conversations and I respected her immensely. My sincere sympathy. Mary (Speltz) Buckendahl

  9. Jackie,Marlene, & Family, Our sincere condolence & sympathy at this time. Edna has always had a special place in our hearts Gods love to you & family. Neal & Janice Erickson

  10. Are thoughts are with you are this time. We know she is in a better place and had a good life. She was a neat lady and we so enjoyed visiting with her. Take care and God Bless. Max and Judy

  11. Jackie & Marlene, Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Your mom was a very special lady and will be remembered in our prayers Merle & Karen (Roths) Schwickerathvvrf

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