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Edna Fenske

Edna Agnes Fenske, age 87, of Lester Prairie, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007.

She was born May 23, 1920 in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Fred and Ida (Fruetel) Ehrke. Edna was baptized July 4, 1920 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Lester Prairie by the Rev. H. B. Witzke, and confirmed at the same church March 25, 1934 by the Rev. E. J. Becker.

She attended District No. 5 School.

Edna was united in marriage to Marvin G. Fenske Oct. 13, 1940. Marvin died June 30, 1988.

Edna resided in Bergen Township and has been a resident at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care for the past three years.

Before becoming a member in Plato, she was active at the Ev. United Church of Christ in Lester Prairie.

Her hobbies included fishing, playing cards, especially Solitaire; and writing poems. She also was known for her sense of humor.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband Marvin; sister-in-law Gladys Ehrke; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Lena Fenske.

She is survived by a son, Harry of Lester Prairie; three brothers and one sister, Walter Ehrke (wife Dallas) of Silver Lake, Earl Ehrke of Glencoe, Clarence Ehrke (wife Ramona) of Lester Prairie, and Doris Gatz (husband Orville) of Minnetonka; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friend.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato with the Rev. Bruce Laabs officiating. The organist was Sonja Johnson, and the congregation sang “The Old Rugged Cross,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Earl Ehrke played “My Jesus, I Love Thee” on his harmonica. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Casket bearers were Paul Seefeldt, Roger Krohn, Stanly Ristow, Doug Ehrke, Gail Rolf, Linda Strei, Denise Landin, and Julie Hoof. Honorary casket bearers were Bonnie Kamps, Kathy Comer, Mark Ehrke and Brenda Trnka.

Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.