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Fern Edwin, 1927-2017

Funeral services for Fern C. Edwin will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Eileen Woyen will officiate. Interment will be at Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Fern died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Fern Edwin

Fern Carrol Edwin was born March 20, 1927, in Freeborn County, the daughter of Peter and Nora (Peterson) Nelson. She grew up in rural Alden and attended school in Freeborn. In 1944 Fern was united in marriage to George Hendrickson, who died in 1962. In 1964 she married Ralph Moore, who died in 1968, and in February 1969 she was united in marriage to Donald Edwin, who died in 2012.

Fern was a member at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sunbeam Mission Circle, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, bowling and playing cards — especially 500 and Bridge. Most of all, Fern loved spending time with her family.

Survivors include her children Susan (Lowell) Syverson of Des Moines, Iowa, James (Mary) Hendrickson of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Andrew (Kim) Hendrickson of California, Mary (Tom) Jean of Mankato, Peter (Diane) Moore of Clarks Grove and John (Jenny) Edwin of Albert Lea; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husbands George Hendrickson, Ralph Moore and Donald Edwin; and sister, Lois Steele.