|Edward A. Yager, 78|
|Written by TRF Times|
Grygla - Edward A. Yager, 78, died on Sunday, June 12, 2005 at his home in rural Grygla.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, rural Grygla, with Rev. Robert Dahlen officiating. Honorary casket bearers included all of Edward’s grandchildren, neighbors and friends. Military honors were provided by Grygla American Legion Post 162. Interment will be held at Our Savior’s Cemetery, in rural Grygla.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in rural Grygla, with an 8 p.m. prayer service on Thursday evening and one hour prior to services on Friday.
Edward Alois Yager was born on December 11, 1926 in Fergus Falls, the son of Edward G. and Freida (Hackenmueller) Yager. He attended school in Staples and then went to work on the family farm and on a neighbor’s farm.
On March 3, 1945 Edward entered into service with the United States Army at Fort Snelling. He served in the Philippines during World War II. Following his Honorable Discharge on December 7, 1946, Edward returned to Howard Lake, where his parents lived. Edward went to work for Cudahy’s Meat Packing Company in South St. Paul.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie. Edward was united in marriage to Marjorie Keehr on June 12, 1954 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie. They lived in the Twin Cities until the Fall of 1956, then they moved to Ogilvie, where he farmed and was a butcher. In 1970, the couple moved to Benville Township, near Grygla, and farmed until 1996, when he retired and then continued to help the boys on the farm.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening, which he passed on to his children and grandchildren. Edward also liked to play cards, with family and friends, especially pinochle, whist and cribbage.
Edward was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion Post 162 of Grygla.
Edward is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Grygla; five children, Marilou (Orvis) Byklum of Grygla, Diane Yager of Gatzke, Edwin Yager, Ruby (Paul) Sundberg and Billy (Marita) Yager, all of Grygla; 13 grandchildren; one brother, James (Linda) Yager of Woodbury; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Darwin; two brothers, Donald and Ralph; sister-in-law, Donna Yager; and two brothers-in-law, Charles Melquist and Doug Wysong.