Edna C. Hecht, age 90, of Montrose, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
She was born April 28, 1920, in Waverly, the daughter of Frederich “Fritz” and Gladys Wandersee Yager. Edna was baptized June 6, 1920, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake; and instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith Aug. 5, 1934, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose.
Edna was joined in holy marriage with Edward H. Hecht Dec. 24, 1942, at St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose. God blessed their marriage with two children.
Edna and Ed engaged in dairy farming and raised hogs in Woodland Township, for many years. Ed preceded Edna in death Jan. 20, 1978.
Edna enjoyed playing cards, lawn work, gardening, and canning, and was a great cook.
She was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose.
Edna is survived by a loving son, Wayne E. Hecht of Montrose; a granddaughter, Tamara (Eric) Howard of Olive Branch, MS; a sister, Rachel Streich of Hopkins; a son-in-law, Barry Stanley of Hernando, MS; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Edna was preceded in death by a daughter, Mavis Stanley; an infant grandson; and by a brother, Walter Yager.
Funeral services took place Monday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montrose with the Rev. Robert J. Hellmann officiating. Katie Stevens was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Abide with Me! Fast Falls the Eventide,” “Just As I Am, Without One Plea,” and “Beautiful Savior.” Interment followed at Howard Lake Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Clifford Duske, Keith Duske, Roland Epple, Jeff Kienholz, Charles Moy, and Ed Walker.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.