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Edith Hedstrom, 98

Edith Lenora (Hotvedt) Hedstrom, 98, passed away July 11, 2014 at Trinity Suites in Farmington.

Edith was born December 24, 1915 in Solem Township in Grant County to Henry and Lizzie (Gunderson) Hotvedt, the third of nine children. Edith was baptized and confirmed at Solem Lutheran Church and attended country school through eighth grade.

On September 11, 1937 Edith was married to Herman Hedstrom at the West Moe Parsonage. The couple farmed in Land Township in Grant County from 1941 to 1973 and then moved to Hoffman. Herman passed away on December 20, 1991.

Edith was a member of Wild Rose Rebekah Lodge #31 in Herman, and former member of Lands Lutheran Church. She was involved in Ladies Aid and was a helper during Vacation Bible School. She is a current member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Women of ELCA in Hoffman.

Edith loved fishing and enjoyed traveling in their motor home. Edith was a good cook and baker, especially her homemade buns, doughnuts, chocolate cake and date bars. She liked to play whist and was a fan of the Minnesota Twins. She enjoyed sewing, making block patch quilts, and did a lot of button holes for the neighbor ladies. She especially enjoyed her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children, Curtis of Burnsville, Karen (Gary) Gralow of Surprise, Arizona, and Keith of Mayesville, South Carolina; three granddaughters, Heather Hanson, Seattle, Washington, Rachelle (James) Slaikeu of Lakeville, and Colleen (Dan) Emerson of Farmington; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Slaikeu, Aliyah Emerson, Hannah Slaikeu and Blake Emerson; brother, Merlyn (Cathy) Hotvedt of Plymouth; sister-in-law, Verna Hotvedt of Hanover Park, Illinois; along with many nieces and nephews.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; her parents; daughters-in-law, Dianne and Aggie; sisters, Ethel Thue and Anna Mae Heintzelman; and brothers, Orren, Howard, Kenneth, Bennie and Harlan.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman with the Rev. Nathan Thompson officiating.

Burial will be at Lands Cemetery in Hoffman.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman;