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Edith Sarah Englund

September 18, 1949 — November 23, 2023

Garden City

Edith Sarah Englund

Edith Sarah Glass Englund, age 74, left this existence on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2023, at Mayo Healthcare-Mankato from complications of small cell lung cancer.

A visitation and an unstructured appreciation of her life will take place on Friday, December 1, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon at Lake Crystal Mortuary followed by interment at Garden City Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Edie was born on September 18, 1949, in Duluth to Kirk and Sarah Glass.  She began her education at Longfellow Elementary School and graduated from Denfeld High School in 1967.  In 1971 her beautiful daughter Nikki joined Edie and she devoted the rest of her life to Nikki's care and development with infinite patience, deeply loving compassion, and fierce advocacy.

Edie spent nearly all of her adult life in the rural Mankato area.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mankato State University and additional graduate-level coursework in Biology.  She was trained and had experience in animal management.  She held numerous jobs including telephone operator and repair person, farm worker, veterinarian technician, physical therapy assistant, and rural route driver for the Post Office from which she retired.  

Edie had a passion for music and was an accomplished violinist and pianist with a beautiful voice.  She loved gardening, animals, and her friends and loved her daughter Nikki more than anything.

She will be sadly missed by daughter Nichole Marie Englund, Mary and Barry LeBlanc, Dean Kelley, and Jim Lynch as well as many nephews, nieces, and friends.

Memorials are preferred to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research  and Prader-Willi Syndrome Association .

 

The family wishes to thank the staff of the ICU at Mayo-Mankato and the staff of Madelia Health Hospital for their careful, compassionate care of our loved one.

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Visitation

Friday, December 1, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, December 1, 2023

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

Garden City Cemetery

Garden City, MN 56034

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