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Edward Vernon Folden
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1915
Marshall County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Aug. 28, 2001
Cass County
North Dakota, USA

Fargo, N.D. - Edward V. Folden, 86, died Tuesday, August 28, 2001 at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo, N.D.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 1, at 2 p.m. at Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes with Rev. Jerry Dent and Larue Goetz officiating. Special music was provided by Homespun, Dean Nelson and Jerry Dent. Casketbearers were Kurt Svendsgaard, Dan Miller, Barry Schroeder, Ken Blanchard, Joe Miller and Jerry Kiedrowski. Interment was in Folden Cemetery in Newfolden with West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes in charge of the arrangements.

Edward V. Folden was born on March 24, 1915 in Holt, the son of Theodore and Amelia (Berg) Folden. He grew up and attended school in Newfolden and farmed the family homestead until he went to Trinity Seminary in Minneapolis. After he left the seminary, Edward became a tent evangelist and then started an evangelical free church in Spring Grove.

While in Spring Grove, he met Genevieve Trehus, and they were married on July 30, 1941. The couple moved to the East Coast and served several churches in the Boston area. In the 1950s and 1960s, they lived in several midwestern locations, including Cooperstown, N.D., Park River, N.D., Strathcona and Thief River Falls. Edward and Genevieve were involved with founding Steer Inc., which involves raising cattle for missions. Steer Inc. was started in Park River, N.D. and now has offices in Bismarck, N.D. The couple lived in Detroit Lakes from 1965 to 1972. Genevieve died on January 10, 1991. On October 17, 1992, Edward married Dorcas Wathne in Cooperstown, N.D.

Survivors include his wife, Dorcas Folden; two sons, Douglas (Jennifer) Folden of Moorhead and David (Connie) Folden of Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Farol (Paul) Bontrop of Seattle; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alma Johnson in Connecticut.

Edward was preceded in death by his first wife, Genevieve; his parents; a son in infancy; a daughter, Laurie Jean; a granddaughter; and 10 siblings. Thief River Falls News
Family links: 
  Theodore Bergman Folden (1869 - 1948)
  Amelia Berg Folden (1879 - 1952)
  Genevieve Trehus Folden (1920 - 1991)
  Laurie Jean Folden (1955 - 1956)*
  Bergman E Folden (1898 - 1994)*
  Hilmer Albert Folden (1900 - 1925)*
  Mabel Christine Folden Hanson (1904 - 1997)*
  Walter E Folden (1906 - 1977)*
  Arnold Herman Folden (1907 - 1967)*
  Doris Edna Folden Harris (1909 - 1993)*
  Johnny Robert Folden (1911 - 1918)*
  Edward Vernon Folden (1915 - 2001)
  Lawrence F Folden (1923 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Folden Cemetery
Marshall County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Nancy Stout
Record added: Oct 11, 2013
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Edward Vernon Folden
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