Edith Bartholomew, 92Edith Viola Bartholomew, 92, Alexandria, formerly of Barrett, died September 15, 2010 at Bethany Home of Alexandria.
Edith Viola Bartholomew, 92, Alexandria, formerly of Barrett, died September 15, 2010 at Bethany Home of Alexandria.
Edith was born November 10, 1917 in LaGrand Township, Douglas County to Carl and Hulda (Johnson) Magnuson. She attended school at District 88 and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1936.
On September 20, 1939, Edith married Willis M. Bartholomew. For the next seven years, the couple farmed in Douglas County before moving to Grant County in 1946, where they farmed near Barrett. They retired from farming in 1968 and moved to a home north of Barrett. After Willis passed away in November 1996, Edith moved to Alexandria where she lived at Viking Towers. In February 2008, she moved to Clearwater Suites of Alexandria. Edith had just become a resident at Bethany Home in August, where she passed away.
Edith was a member of the Lien and Peace Lutheran Churches, where she was active in the ladies aid. She enjoyed gardening, preserving vegetables and fruits, crafts, quilting, making corn husk dolls, painting and making artificial floral arrangements. Edith liked to make something out of nothing. Her specialty was baking chocolate cake. She made many friends and particularly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. It is said that her friends at Clearwater Suites wanted to “bottle up her laughter.”
She is survived by her daughters, Donna (David) Chan of Ham Lake and Shirley (Gary) Boysen of Farwell; one son, Bob Bartholomew of Maple Grove; grandchildren, Mark (Tara) Boysen, Dale (Angie) Boysen, Julie (Doug) Seest, Gary Rotenberger, David (Lonnie) Rotenberger, Carmen Ross, Jim (Katie) Chan, Paula Ohman, and Paul (Luisa) Bartholomew; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Millie Peterson of Brandon and Helen Glade of Alexandria.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Roger and Leonard; and one daughter, Ruth Ann.
Funeral services were held September 19 at Peace Lutheran Church in Barrett with the Rev. Matthew Rose officiating. Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in rural Barrett.
Online condolences may be sent at the website www.EricksonSmithFH.com.
Arrangements are with Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Elbow Lake.
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