Elysian Eugene C. Edwards, age 78, of Elysian, died on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato following his battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 11, 2012, at All Saints Catholic Church in Madison Lake. Rev. Robert Schneider and Rev. Howard Skulstad officiated. Interment with military honors was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian.
Eugene Charles was born July 30, 1934, in Crow Lake, S.D., to Eli and Ann (Petrosky) Edwards.
He is survived by his wife, Leatrice; children, Michael Edwards, of Rochester, Marjorie (Jim) Edwards-Toepel, of Richfield, and Judy (Steve) Moe, of Lakeville; step-children, Monica Trembley, of Westerville, Ohio, Allison (John) Laudati, of Granby, Conn., Renae Hiller, of Eugene, Ore., and Mike Matheson, of Bella Vista, Ark.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; nine step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Darlene (Bill) Johnson, of Banning, Calif., and Donna (Bob) Duffy, of Mesa, Ariz.
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