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William Bernard "Bernie" Edwards
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1924
La Motte
Jackson County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 2012
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Son of Jerome Patterson & Anna Barbara Eisentrager Edwards

Veteran of World War 2

William "Bernie" Edwards age 87, died Friday at Crest View Acres Care Center following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello were friends may call from 4 until 7 Tuesday. Rev. Al Polito will officiate at the services. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors.

Surviving are 5 Children, William (Sandy) Edwards, Jean Luensman, Dana (Vicki) Edwards, Michael (Linda Varner) Edwards, John (JoAnn) Edwards all of Monticello, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Esther in 2005, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

William Bernard "Bernie" Edwards was born August 31, 1924 at LaMotte, Iowa. He was the son of Jerome Patterson and Anna Barbara Eisentrager, Edwards. He attended grade school in the rural schools of Jones County. Bernie graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools. Bernie served in the United States Army in Europe, during WWII as part of the Medical Corps.

William Bernard Edwards and Esther Smith were married February 9, 1948. Bernie worked at the Reliance Shirt Factory in Anamosa. In 1953 he moved his family to Monticello and began his employment at Edwards Department Store with Arch Edwards. He was employed by the Edwards family for 39 years before retiring.

Bernie was a member of the Monticello Golf Club over 40 years. He was also active with the Monticello Cubs baseball team for several years and was a avid Cubs and Hawkeye fan.
Family links: 
  Jerome Patterson Edwards (1890 - 1953)
  Anna Barbara Eisentrager Edwards (1891 - 1954)
  Esther Edwards (1926 - 2005)*
  Rex Orville Edwards (1915 - 1944)*
  Clarence Darrell Edwards (1922 - 1975)*
  William Bernard Edwards (1924 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Jones County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Lynn Schneider
Record added: Feb 17, 2012
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