ONAMIA -- Edna C. Leander, 94, Onamia, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Bethesda Lutheran Medical Center in St. Paul.
She was born July 25, 1907, in Olgilvie to Magnus and Hilda (Helgren) Sjodin. She graduated from school in Cove. She married Ed Leander in 1928. They lived in the Milaca area where they farmed. She attended St. Cloud State University and Winona State University where she received her teacher's certificate. She was a long time member of the Onamia Alliance Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She volunteered at the Twin Wells Indian School in Arizona.
Survivors include a foster daughter, Beth Robins, Santa Marie, Calif; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arnold Sjodin, Melbourne, Fla., and Leo Sjodin, British Columbia, Canada; and a sister, Ellen Baker, Oceanside, Calif.
Her husband, a foster son, Max Slater, a great-great-grandchild, and two brothers, Clarence and George Sjodin, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Onamia Alliance Church with the Rev. Donald Brown and the Rev. T. Wayne Larson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Onamia.
Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the Onamia Alliance Church.
Arrangements are with Shelley Funeral Chapel in Onamia.
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