April 2, 1927-Dec. 10, 2012
MARSHALL - Services for Edith Holstein, 85, of Marshall, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
She died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Avera Morningside Heights Nursing Home.
Edith Irene was born April 2, 1927, in Whiting, Iowa, to Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Blanche Violet (Poland) Heck. As a young girl, she and her family moved to South Dakota and then to Minnesota. She was baptized at Tracy United Methodist Church.
On Feb. 5, 1950, Edith was united in marriage to Ruben Holstein at Tracy United Methodist Church. After the couple's marriage, they lived on a farm northeast of Tracy in Springdale Township, Redwood County. To this union two daughters were born. Edith was a farm wife and mother and was employed as a school cook at Tracy Elementary School for 18 years. The couple moved to Marshall upon their retirement in 1988. Edith then became a taste tester for Schwan Foods for nearly twenty years. She also served as an election judge. In 1991, she and her sister, Ruth both earned their GEDs.
During her life, Edith and her sister Ruth enjoyed creating ceramics and together they attended many craft shows and seminars in southwest MN and Sioux Falls, S.D. Edith and Ruben also enjoyed trips to area casinos and attending their granddaughters' sporting events.
Survivors include her two daughters, Susan (and Elton) Goeman, of Jeffers and Sharon Johnson (and Howard Siegel) of San Diego, CA; two granddaughters, Erin Goeman and Crystal (and Charles) Simpson, all of Buffalo, N.Y.; two great-granddaughters, Simona Tenorio and Molly Simpson, of Buffalo; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben in November 2011; her parents; sister, Ruth Hendrickson Gunlogson; and nephew, Robert Hendrickson.
Edith was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church at the time of her death.
Blessed Be The Memory of Edith Holstein.
Hamilton Funeral Home