PINE RIVER — Blanche Edens, age 89, of Pine River, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd. She was born in Rock Island, Ill., to August and Bertha Wilkens on June 10, 1922.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, Eradelphian Club, Pine River Legion Auxiliary and First Lutheran Church, Pine River.
Blanche is survived by her children, Karen Edens, Larry Edens (Judy), Kristine Kayser (Dan); grandsons, Erik Stolberg (Kim), Jeremy Burns (Amanda), Jason Edens (BJ Allen), Ryan Burns; great-grandchildren, Ben, Abby, Leo, Lily, Ian; siblings, Walter Wilkens, Donald Wilkens (Lois), Wayne Wilkens (Jean), William Wilkens (Marjorie), Shirley Miller (Dennis), Anita McClure; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William; and sisters, Mary Lou Wilkens, Mildred Dryoel, Betty Hilderbrand, Dorothy Beattie; and brother, Kenneth Wilkens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Lutheran Church of Pine River or the First Lutheran Dorcas Circle.
Services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at First Lutheran Church, Pine River, with Pastor Bonnie Lomen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.