Edna Lorene Erie, 85, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019.
A Celebration of Edna’s life will be held at 3:30 PM Friday, September 6, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories with Celebrant Julie Freese officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Inurnment will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at a later date.
Edna was born December 5, 1933 in Chester, Iowa the daughter of George and Verda (Sproul) Blade. She married Glen Nordeen Erie on October 24, 1948 in Northwood, IA. She was a hairstylist and owned and operated Edna’s Beauty Shop in Mt. Vernon for 35 years. She enjoyed traveling and watching Nascar with Glen, crocheting, quilting, sewing, making noodles for loved ones. Thursday was her special Chick-Fil-A day with her friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Janice (Scott) Svejda of Cedar Rapids, Connie (Glen) Sterling of Hulett, WY, and Sandy (Steve) Gollobit of Mt. Vernon; daughter-in-law, Marlene Frasher of Marion; 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren; sister, Kathy Swancutt of Osage, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glen in 2011, son Gary, daughter Glenda, and two brothers, George and Bill.
The family would like to especially thank the staff at Mercy Hospital, Oldorf Hospice House, Dr. Casey Boyles, and Dr. Gordon Baustian.
A memorial fund has been established in her name.