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Edith Germundson

March 3, 1920 — March 27, 2009

Edith "Edie" Germundson, 89, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Friday, March 27, 2009, at Clearwater Suites of Alexandria, where she has made her home for the past five years. Funeral: 11:00 am Thursday, April 2, United Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake Clergy: Rev. Bob Toso Burial: Erdahl Lutheran Cemetery, rural Elbow Lake Visitation: one hour prior to the service on Thursday Prayer Service: 2PM Wednesday, Clearwater Suites, Alexandria. Family will greet friends until 3:30 pm at Clearwater Suites. Edith Marie Lee was born on March 3, 1920, to Martin and Julia Lee in Erdahl, Minnesota, the youngest of nine children. She was baptized on May 2, 1920, at the Erdahl N.E.L. Congregation where she was also confirmed. Edie attended District 13 country school and graduated from Elbow Lake High School. She married Osborne "Ozzie" Thomas Germundson at Elbow Lake on October 30, 1939. To this union four children were born. She farmed with her husband for 14 years before moving to Elbow Lake. Ozzie worked for an implement dealer and later a car dealership. He passed away on July 19, 1972. Edie's career began as a waitress, and she worked for over 46 years. She worked in several different establishments, Olson's CafAC., The Glende Hotel, Barrett Inn, Korner CafAC., Heartland CafAC., the Elbow Lake Bakery, and most recently at McCarthy's Supper Club. Edie had a zest for life that was hard to compare, and she loved being around people. She enjoyed music, playing cards, fishing, and most important to her was being with and having fun with her family and friends. She and Ozzie never missed a Saturday night dance at the Barrett Pavilion or the Cat's Eye on Sundays. In the five years since moving to the Clearwater Suites, Edie made many dear new friends. She was known as "Sweetie Edie" to everyone there (a nickname her son-in-law tagged her with). She was rarely found in her room and spent countless hours in the office with Doris Deml, the manager of Clearwater Suites. Doris fondly referred to Edie as her "office assistant." Survivors include two daughters, Marlys Thorstad of Hoffman and Sheryl (Robert) Hocum of Alexandria; former daughter-in-law Carol (Ron) Ehlers of Elbow Lake; grandchildren Marlene (Scott) Frovarp, Brian Thorstad, Larry (Mary) Thorstad, Michelle (Jason) Blascyk, Tony Hocum (April Burmeister ), Todd (Linda) Hocum, Troy (Malissa) Hocum, Chad Germundson, and Travis Ehlers; great-grandchildren Bradley and Mandy Frovarp, Kristina and Brian Thorstad, Tyson, Larissa and Nicholas Thorstad, Brendan, Colton, Dorrana and Tayten Blascyk, Tessa and Tanner Hocum, Mya Burmeister, Hayley Hocum, Tyler, Breck and Jacey Hocum; and her nephew and nieces. Edie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Ronald, and an infant son; son-in-law Roger Thorstad; six brothers, Clarence, Albert, Teddy, Nelmer, Kenneth and Marcus Lee; two sisters, Lenora Fox and Elvira Berskow; and a granddaughter, Melissa Wendt.

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