Elwood Edin, 76Elwood Eugene Edin, age 76, of New Richmond, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Westfields Hospital.
Elwood Eugene Edin, age 76, of New Richmond, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at Westfields Hospital.
Elwood was born the son of Elmer and Viola (Swanson) Edin on Aug. 22, 1931 in Branstad, Wis. As a boy he attended Branstad Elementary School and was an avid fan of singing cowboys Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Later he moved to the Twin Cities to drive truck for Montgomery Ward.
During the Korean War, Elwood served as a sergeant in an engineering battalion. On June 1, 1957 he married Phyllis Mack in Pine City, Minn. For more than 30 years, he was employed as a supervisor at Doboy feed mill. He loved talking about old tractors, building wooden trucks and building boxes for Phyllis to paint.
Elwood was a thoughtful and selfless father and husband; he was an unassuming and gentle man.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie Ann Edin; brother, Gene Roy Edin; and many cousins, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Viola Edin; and his wife, Phyllis Edin.
Elwood’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Vanessa Frye for the dedicated care and comforting friendship that so eased Elwood’s later life. Thanks also to her husband, Tom.
A funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at noon at the Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond. Visitation was also held on Saturday from 11 a. m. to noon at the funeral home. Interment was in the Trade River Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond.