Edna Louise Kyllingmark, age 95, was ushered into the glorious presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. She was at her home surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Edna was born March 24, 1925, to Alma (Herigstad) and Edwin Hanson. She was the eldest of seven siblings. She grew up and spent most of her life in the Custer/Ferndale area. In her mid-20s Edna was drawn into a personal saving relationship with her Lord Jesus Christ at an old-time tent meeting.
On Nov. 30, 1951, Edna married Filiph Kyllingmark and together they raised four children: Felix, Renae, Darlis and Kevin. They also parented a beloved foster son, Sonny, and other foster children. One of Edna’s greatest satisfactions in life was knowing her children knew and loved Jesus.
To many she is remembered for her delicious cookies and pies and her wonderful lefsa. To her children and family, she is remembered as a devoted and loving wife and mother whose greatest joy was to serve her Lord, her family and the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Edwin Hanson; her husband, Filiph; and by her brother Ervin Hanson, sister Lorene Erikson, brothers-in-law Doug Erikson and Jim Lunde and sister-in-law Diana Hanson.
Edna is survived by her sons Felix (Olena) and Kevin (Kari), daughters Renae (Alton) Lowry and Darlis (Timothy) Blomquist and foster son Sonny Morris; grandchildren Tracy, Trevor, Kimberly, Matthew, Andrew, Randy, Taylor and Jeromy; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Kassandra, Johnathon, Brooklynn, Tyler, Caleb, Jasmine and Norah Grace (expected Feb. 5, 2021); sisters Arlene Lunde and Rosalie (Clary) Jensen; brothers Lester (Anna Marie) and Donald Hanson; sister-in-law Elaine Hanson; and nieces and nephews too numerous to name.
There will be a public viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at Cornerstone Community Church, 5732 Olson Rd. of Ferndale, followed by a graveside service at Enterprise Cemetery at 11 a.m. and then a worship service honoring Edna and our Lord at Cornerstone Community Church at noon.
The family expresses its love and appreciation to Edna’s caregivers over these last months: Deedee, Grace, Emma and Taylor.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Community Church of Ferndale or Child Evangelism Fellowship.