Edna Mae Haglund

Services were held Friday, July 27, at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry for Edna Mae Haglund, 94, of Perry, a native of Rippey.

The Rev. Tom Conrey, pastor of First Christian Church of Perry, Officiated. Casket bearers were Greg, Jeff and DeWayne Haglund, Mollie Hamilton and Roxanne Muir. Interment was in Rippey Cemetery.

Edna Mae Haglund, daughter of Carl Lofstedt and Clara Schuttler Lofstedt, was born Dec. 14, 1912, at Rippey. She died July 24, 2007 at Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry.

Edna graduated from Rippey High School in 1931. She then attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and received her teaching certificate. Edna taught Country School No. 2 near Angus and rural school near Jefferson.

She married Raymond Haglund on may 31, 1939, at the Methodist parsonage in Scranton. They were parents of three sons: Verle, Doyle, and Delos.

The family farmed at various places, including Squirrel Hollow, Jefferson, Rippey, Winterset and Audubon. They moved to the farm where Edna was born and celebrated that farm being a Century Farm. Raymond died in 1989 and Edna continued to live on the farm until moving into Perry. Failing health caused her to move to the Rowley Home.

Edna always worked actively on the farm with no job being too difficult for her. She found time to enjoy gardening, cooking, and doing needlework. Edna always loved her flowers. She was a member of First Christian Church in Perry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother Merton Lofstedt, and two stillborn brothers.

Edna is survived by three sons, Verle and wife Maureen of Perry, Doyle and wife Mary May of Britt, and Delos and wife Marlys of Jefferson; five grandchildren, Greg Haglund and wife Laura, Mollie Hamilton and husband Adam, Jeff Haglund, DeWayne Haglund and wife Lisa, and Roxanne Muir and husband Todd; six great-grandchildren, Bridget Johnson and husband Ian, Tyler Muir, and Ashely, Jody, Michael and Carley Haglund; great-great-granddaughter Jalene Hogen; sister Eleanor Whiton of Perry; and other relatives and friends.