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Edna Waslaski

Edna Cecilia Waslaski, 79, Grand Forks, ND, died Tuesday, September 12, 2016 at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks, ND.

Edna Loreth was born September 18, 1936 to Frank & Elizabeth (Stremick) Loreth in Langdon, ND. She attended school in Langdon. On November 20, 1954, she was married to Edward W. Waslaski Sr. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon.

First and foremost, she was a stay at home mother to their 7 children and a homemaker. Her children have always been and will always be known as the older ones and the 3 little ones. Once their children were off to school, she held positions in customer services, retail and caretaking for many years. Her most favorite seasonal work was driving grain truck during harvest for her nephew & family, Duane & Margret Rueger, and later Dean & Kathy Rueger. After her husband passed away, Edna moved to Valley City to work for our priest and family friend, Fr. Michael Schommer. This, above all else, was her all-time favorite and fulfilling employment as housekeeper and church custodian. She worked there until her health started to decline. In 2011, she moved to Grand Forks to be near her son, Shane.

In 2014 she was moved into the Valley Eldercare Center where she lived until her death. Some of her favorite hobbies were baking & cooking from scratch, gardening, sewing and quilting. Her ability to sew was wonderful. She made clothes for her children as they grew up as well as very beautiful quilts & blankets. She was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters.

Survivors include her daughters: Brenda (Ed) Deckard, Veronica (Ron) Elkins, Judy (Jim) Shipley, Edie (Richard Baer) Waslaski; sons: Edward Dean Jr. & Shane Waslaski; grandchildren: Patricia, Edward & Travis Elkins, Scott & Thomas Nelson, Mandy Whaley Greve, Chad Whaley, Brandon Unterseher, Jennifer Dynes, Kristine Malia, and Brittney Waslaski; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Minnie Metzger, Florence Cota, and Judy Illerbrunn; and six sisters-in-law: Myrdena Loreth, Karen Loreth, Elizabeth Waslaski, Lavelda Waslaski, Rita Waslaski and Audrey Waslaski, as well as many nieces, nephews & cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward W. Waslaski Sr., daughter Diana; grandsons Chet (Boomer) Whaley & Christopher Deckard, eight brothers and six sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 6:40 Rosary and 7:00 prayer service on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

The family asks that memorials be made out to Brooks Funeral Home.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. I wish I would have been able to visit her when I was there for Margie's funeral. She was a beautiful lady and had a great sense of humor.

Linda Rueger Milligan Sep 15 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Edna was a wonderful person. I worked with her at Ecusta some twenty years ago. She was a hard worker but always had time to visit. She become a true friend - one that will always be special to me! My sympathy to her family.

Denise Otto Sep 14 2016 12:00 AM

She the most beautiful, caring, loving woman....with a touch of spunk. I was so blessed to have known her.

Denise Schafer Wolf Sep 14 2016 12:00 AM

May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Prayers are sent your way.

Dawn (Harris) Peterson Sep 13 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear Edna passed away. Edna was a very hard worker . I worked with Edna when we worked for Lila The family and her friends will miss her. Betty

Betty Howatt Sep 13 2016 12:00 AM