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Edna Marie Larson Kidman
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Birth: Dec. 13, 2008
Murray County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 2008
Lyon County
Minnesota, USA

Edna M. Kidman, 100, Balaton, died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at Colonial Manor in Balaton.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Balaton, with Rev. Jon Skaar and Rev. Steven Quist officiating.

Casket bearers were her grandchildren, Steven and Daniel Stratton, Robbie, Wade, Chris, and Jeff Kidman and Michael Will.
Interment was in Ellsborough Lutheran Church, Cemetery, rural Balaton.

Edna Marie Kidman was born to Ludvig and Anna (Sletvold) Larson December 14, 1908 on the family farm in Murray County, near Balaton where she was raised and attended school in District #45. She then moved to Ruthton and attended high school. After her graduation from Ruthton High School in 1928, she attended Augustana Academy Normal School in Canton, S.D. Upon completion of her education in 1929, she began teaching west of Hendricks in Brookings County, S.D. In 1935, she began teaching in the country school near White, S.D.

She married Thomas Kidman on May 30, 1939 in Menagha. After their marriage they moved to a farm near Ocheyedan, Iowa. In 1940, they returned to White and worked on the Kidman family farm. In 1941 they moved to a farm near Balaton. They lived on several farms in the Balaton area until they purchased a farm in Ellsborough Township of Murray County. In 1979, they retired from farming and began spending their winters in Texas. In 1989, they moved to Balaton. In 1996 they moved to Marshall; and in 1998, they were among the first residents of Ridge View Estates in Pipestone.

Thomas preceded her in death on March 11, 2004. After his death, she continued to live in Pipestone until September of 2007 when she became a resident at the Colonial Manor in Balaton.
She was a member of Ellsborough Lutheran Church, rural Balaton, where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She sang in quartets, duets and the church choir. She was a 4-H Club leader and a member of the Birthday Club.

She is survived by her three children, Janice (Duane) Stratton, New Prague; JoAnn Will, Minnetonka and Richard (Becky) Kidman, Balaton; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; her son, David Kidman; three brothers, Leonard Larson, Ralph Larson and a brother who died as an infant; and three sisters, Levia Tally, Ragna Whaples and Myrtle Hetland.

(Hartquist Funeral Home,
Pipestone Chapel) 
Ellsborough Lutheran Church
Murray County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Paul Everett
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54485206

 Added: Aug. 17, 2013

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