Harry C. Edwards | 1930 - 2014 | Obituary

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Harry C. Edwards

Born: August 22, 1930
Died: February 12, 2014

U.S. Veteran

Harry C. Edwards, 83, of St. Paul, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.


Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Thomas Clark will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul with graveside military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul.


Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church.


Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Edwards was born on Aug. 22, 1930, on the family farm at Chambers, the son of Wilbur and Mamie (McClenahan) Edwards.


He was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Bader on Jan. 5, 1958, at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Paul. She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 2007.


He is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Ann and Rick Paup of Central City, Beth Edwards of Omaha, Kim and Lloyd Hodgin of Aberdeen, SD, and Tina and Greg Olerich of Naponee; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Stanley and Cleo Edwards and Janet Edwards, all of St. Paul; and one brother-in-law, Rick Vigil of Lompoc, CA.


He also leaves to cherish his memory 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.


Harry received his education in Cushing, where he was a 1947 graduate of Cushing High School. He joined the United States Navy in Sept. 1951. He served as a pipe-fitter on the hospital ship, the U.S.S. Repose during the Korean War. In 1955, he returned to Cushing to help his father farm. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserves until Sept. 1959.


After he and Shirley were married, the couple lived on a farm near Cushing until 1967, when they moved to a farm east of Worms. The couple retired from farming and moved into St. Paul in 1984.


Harry drove school bus for St. Paul Public Schools for a number of years and worked at S.E. Smith and Sons, where he drove a cement truck.


He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119, both of St. Paul.


He worked hard to raise a family and enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working and playing cards.


In addition to his wife, Shirley, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Frank Edwards; and a sister, Gloria Vigil.


Memorials are suggested to Valley County Hospice or to the family's choice.



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