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Edith L. Eastvold, 86

Dec 18, 2011

Edith L. Eastvold, 86

Blue Earth – Edith L. (Keyser) Eastvold, age 86, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Edith suffered with Alzheimer’s disease.

A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Blue Earth, with Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago at a later date.

Edith was born April 21, 1925, in Lake Crystal, the daughter of Elbert and Ella (Evenson) Keyser. She was raised in the Lake Crystal, Amboy and Garden City areas and graduated from Garden City High School. She attended nurse’s training and was a 1947 graduate of the Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester. Edith was married to Wayne C. Eastvold on Feb. 8, 1948 in Winnebago. She worked as a nurse at the Winnebago Hospital until 1963 when she became the Director of Nursing at the Baptist Home in Winnebago; she retired in 1981. Edith and Wayne enjoyed dancing and traveling in their motorhome, and after retirement, made frequent trips to the warmer southern states. They were members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Winnebago. Edith volunteered her nursing services for many years at the local blood drives in Winnebago, and was a girl scout leader. She enjoyed needlepoint, and a good crossword puzzle. Edith and Wayne lived most of their lives in Winnebago, and moved to Blue Earth in 2002. Edith entered St. Luke’s on her 80th birthday.

Edith is survived by her husband, Wayne, of Blue Earth; brother, Dale (Wilma), of Aurora, Colo.; children, Paulette (Thomas) Wilhelmi, of Minnesota Lake, Maryetta (Thomas) Hendricks, of Minnetonka, Mark, of Winnebago, and Ann (Kevin) Skaare, of Blue Earth; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Orville, John and Don Keyser; sister, Ruth (Loren) Nessler; son-in-law, Gary Vance; grandson, Michael Vance; and great-granddaughter, Lillian Ludwig.

Memorial donations are preferred to the Alzheimers Association.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com