Edgar Stalker, 1930-2018

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Funeral services for Edgar F. Stalker, 88, of Vadnais Heights, formerly of Albert Lea, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Peterson will officiate. Military honors will be accorded by local veterans organizations. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Edgar Stalker

Ed died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, peacefully at his home.

Edgar F. Stalker was born June 19, 1930, to Beryl and Grace (Wagner) Stalker in Rudd, Iowa. He graduated from Rudd Public School and Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa in 1952.

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Ed was united in marriage to Donna M. Stalker (Bonsall) in Charles City, Iowa, on Aug. 21, 1955. Prior to this, Ed served in the U.S. Army from July 1952 through June 1954. He was discharged as a sergeant.

Ed taught in the public school system in Fertile, Iowa; Glenville; Iowa Falls, Iowa; and Albert Lea in junior and senior high schools. He retired from teaching in 1991 and moved into semi-retirement, working for Gittlemen Management in Minneapolis in building maintenance and management.

He was a member of United Methodist Church, the American Legion, Eagles club and the Elks Club. Ed was inducted into the Albert Lea High School Hall of Fame in July 2018.

Ed is survived by his wife, Donna; sons Mark (Kim) Stalker and Steven (Penny) Stalker; daughter, Denise (Joel) Peterson; grandchildren Desiree Winchester, Gabriel (Julie) Stalker, Molly Stalker, Maggie (Chuck) Pavoni, Noah Stalker, Jonah Stalker, Raquel Flaggert, Oliva Flaggert, Jacob Flaggert, Daniel Peterson, Joshua Peterson and Chloe Allen; great-grandson, Benaiah Winchester; brother-in-law, Duane (Bev) Bonsall; and sister-in-law, Barbara Bonsall.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents Beryl and Grace Stalker; brothers Steven, Rodney, Lyle and Charles; sister-in-law, Maxine; father-in-law, Keith Bonsall; mother-in-law, Effie Miller; stepfather-in-law, Gerald Miller; sisters Norma Krause, Audrey Grozinski, and Donna Grasso; and brothers-in-law Jim Krause, Hank Gorzinski and Dominic Grasso.