AITKIN -- Adela B. Edson, 92, Aitkin, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2002, at her home.
She was born April 7, 1909, in Canton, S.D., to Arndt and Petra (Jacobson) Hanson. At an early age she moved with her family to Becker. She graduated from Clear Lake High School. She married Melvin A. Edson. They moved to Minneapolis and she worked for Brown and Bigelow as a commercial artist. During World War II, she worked for Northern Ordinance supervising the .50-caliber machine gun production line. After World War II, she went to work for SS Kreske Co. as the head cashier until her retirement in 1969. After retiring she moved to Aitkin. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Aitkin; the Aitkin Rebekkah Lodge, where she served as treasurer; the Aitkin Golden Age Club; and the seven-county Senior Federation. She helped start the friendship bus in Aitkin County.
Survivors include two sons, LaVern Edson, Blaine, and Maynard Edson, Fridley; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband and a brother, Merle, died earlier.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with the Rev. Lance Isaacson officiating. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon until time of services at the church.
Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
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