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Edna Greenhagen, 67

Edna Greenhagen, age 67 of Waubay, S. D., died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004.

Edna was born May 2, 1937, in Lake Andes, S.D., the daughter of Frank and Amelia (Melmer) Soulek. She attended elementary schools in Lake Andes and Wagner, S.D., and graduated from high school at Yankton, S.D. in 1955.

She attended Mount Marty College and taught country school.

Edna married Duaine Greenhagen Aug. 24, 1957 at Waverly. They made their home in Yankton, S.D., until moving to Raymond, Minn. in 1958.

Edna received her associate’s degree in arts in 1972 from Willmar Junior College, and a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education in 1974 from the University of Minnesota-Morris.

In 1974, Edna and her family moved to Waubay, S.D., where she worked for Head Start as a NESD Coordinator for several years. In 1984, she began working at Enemy Swim Day School as a first through third grade teacher.

She received her master’s of science in education from Northern State College and became the administer/principal of Enemy Swim Day School in 1987. She held that position until retirement in 1998, after being diagnosed with gastric cancer in 1997.

Edna was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Chuch and the Legion Auxiliary in Waubay. She loved children, spending time with her family, art and crafts, gardening, cooking, reading, music, and shopping.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Duaine, of Waubay, S.D.; daughters: Traci (Ryan) Althoff of Watertown, S.D.; Susan (Brian) Tracy of Pierre, S.D.; and Kasha (Don) Kriech of Waubay, S.D.; a son, Rodney (Carin) Greenhagen of Ft. Pierre, S.D.; a brother, Ron (Jan) Soulek of Kenosha, Wis.; a sister, Mariann Soulek of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and a sister-in-law, Donna Soulek of Manitou Springs, Colo.

She is further survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Waubay, S.D., with Fr. Darrell Lamberty officiating. Organist was Helen Butler, song leader was Adeline Tracy, and soloist was Ann Greenhagen. Interment was in Lakewood Cemetery, Waubay, S.D.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Aaron Althoff, Simon Althoff, Nate Althoff, Jake Greenhagen, Kevin Kriech, and Rich Stroup. Honorary pallbearers were Bridgette Neilan and Rita Marx, and her former co-workers and students at Enemy Swim Day School.

Arrangements were by Mohs Funeral Home.

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