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William “Bill” C. Edlin


William “Bill” C. Edlin, 68, of Jackson, passed away at the Sanford Medical Center in Jackson on Friday, November 27, 2009.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Jackson with Pastor Martin Lucin officiating.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson, and on Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Bill Edlin was born in Middletown Township, Jackson County, on May 30, 1941 to Victor (Bud) and Alice Richmond Edlin.  He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Jackson.  He received his education in Petersburg and Jackson schools, graduating in 1959.  He entered the National Guard after graduation and served with them until his honorable discharge.  He returned to his Grandfather’s farm to do what he loved best, farm the land, and has resided there ever since.  On July 9, 1966 he was united in marriage to Nancy McDeid at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimball Township.

He had served on Our Savior’s Church Council and Jackson County Fairboard.  He gave many hours to the fair village working with antique machinery and tractor pulls.  He and neighbors, Don Kalmbrum and Lyle Fischer, organized the Antique threshing Bee held for the past 5 years.  He loved to restore antique tractors, hunt (especially bear hunt) and was eager to teach his grandson’s about hunting.  He was a member of Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited.  He loved his “Petersburg Pop Shop” friends, talking farming and snacking on goodies.  Most of all he loved his family, especially his grandchildren, which he gave special “pennies” to on Sunday’s at church.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and three sons, Mark and Peggy, Carl and Julie, Eric and Heidi, all of Jackson; as well as grandchildren; Kyle, Megan, Jacey, Eli, Jamie, Kendall, Chase and Nathan.  Brothers John (Pam) of Lenexa, Kansas, Dr. Jim (Kristi) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and sisters Susie (Max) Miller of Milford, Iowa, Joyce (Gorden) Brodersen of Elkton, South Dakota, Harriet (Jerrry) Russeth of Sarasota, Florida, Judi Karvonen of Birmingham, Alabama, Janet Martin of Maple Grove, Minnesota and Jennifer (Gary) Cox of Webster City, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bud and Alice Edlin, Grandparents, and infant sister Jean.

Blessed be the memory of William “Bill” Edlin.

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