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Alvina Jantz Edwards
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1925
Ward County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 2009
Blue Earth
Faribault County
Minnesota, USA

BLUE EARTH - Alvina Edwards, age 84, of Blue Earth died Thursday, June 11, 2009, at United Hospital in Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth, with burial to follow in Harrison Township Cemetery in Swea City, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Web tributes may be left at
Alvina was born March 17, 1925, in Ward County, North Dakota, the daughter of John and Emma (Volkmann) Jantz. She was baptized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church in Sawyer, N.D., where she attended schools. Alvina moved to Buffalo Center, Iowa, in 1941, where she met her future husband, Lavern Arlin Edwards. The couple were married February 12, 1942, in East Chain, Minn. Lavern soon left for the Army-Air Force base in Harlingen, Texas. The family later farmed in the Elmore, Minn., Swea City and Ledyard, Iowa, areas for many years. Lavern died suddenly on their 25th wedding anniversary on February 19, 1967. Alvina was a homemaker and farm wife, moving to Blue Earth following Lavern's death where she worked at the Elmore Nursery, Green Giant Canning Co., Telex Manufacturing and at the Wentz Bakery. In 2005, she moved to Sioux City, Iowa, to be closer to family.
Alvina is survived by her three children: Janice L. (and Dr. David) Korver of Sioux City, Iowa, Gary Allen Edwards of Bangor, Maine, and Merle A. Edwards of Rio Honda, Texas. Also surviving are her grandchildren: Kari (and Dr. Michael) Shine of Sgt. Bluff, Iowa, and their children, Shijan and Logan; Dr. Kurt (and Jane) Korver of Orange City, Iowa, and their children, Brittany, David, Collin, Calvin and Rachel; Dr. Kellee (and Dr. Kevin) Conant of St. Louis, Mo., and their children, Landon, Lauren and Lyndsay; Kyra (and Andy) Mentele of Mitchell, S.D., and their son, Luke; Greg Edwards of Boulder, Colorado; Tjentz Edwards of Bangor, Maine; Rey, Martin, Martha and Anthony Edwards of San Benito, Texas; sister, Helen Kassner of Sawyer, N.D.; sister-in-law, Alvina Beutow of St. Paul; and many nieces, nephews, grand and great grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lavern; brother, August Jantz; sister, Anna Heidecker; sister, Wanda Filler; sister, Pauline Heidecker; brother, Art Jantz; sister, Louise Schoenberg; brother, Edgar Volkmann; sister, Edna Anderson; and sister, Lucille Naumann. 
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  Lavern Arlin Edwards (1916 - 1967)*
*Calculated relationship
Harrison Township Cemetery
Swea City
Kossuth County
Iowa, USA
Created by: JTK
Record added: Jun 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38236973
Alvina <i>Jantz</i> Edwards
Added by: JTK
Alvina <i>Jantz</i> Edwards
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