Funeral services for Edna H. Straub, 79, of Baker, formerly of Plevna, were held July 11, 2014, at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Plevna with Pastor Joe Noel officiating.
Posted Friday, July 18, 2014
Funeral services for Edna H. Straub, 79, of Baker, formerly of Plevna, were held July 11, 2014, at Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Plevna with Pastor Joe Noel officiating. Burial was in the Community Union Cemetery in Plevna. Edna passed away July 8, 2014 at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker. Edna Hildagarde Schmidt Straub was called home by her Savior July 8, 2014 at the Fallon Medical Complex. Edna was born and raised nine miles east of Mildred to her parents Gottfred G. and Ottilia (Martz) Schmidt. Edna was the eighth child of ten children. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith and had a strong spiritual relationship with her Lord, thanking Him in good times and others. As a teenager Edna enjoyed working with horses and breaking them to ride. Edna graduated from elementary school in Mildred and attended high school in Terry and Ismay. Instead of starting her senior year, she married her husband, Helmut Straub, August 24, 1952 in her home church (German Congregational) in Fallon. Edna received her G.E.D. 40 years later, in 1992. Helmut and Edna raised three children: Cheryll Rene, Louetta Louise, and Lester Elton. Her passion was working in her yard and her flowers. Edna was a true, full partner doing farm work with Helmut along with their three children on their farm. After retiring, they moved into the Baker Parkview Complex in April 2010. Edna loved singing duets with Helmut for weddings, anniversaries, funerals, and also for their own entertainment. She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Plevna where she played the organ for many years. Edna was an avid sports fan of her children and grandchildren, regardless of the sport. Her pastimes included playing the piano or organ, reading, and conversing with people. Her great-grandchildren were her special joys. Edna is survived by her children, Cheryll Straub (Lisa) of Tucson, Ariz., Louetta Straub of Rapid City, S.D., and Lester (Julie) Straub of Baker; her grandchildren, ShaRell (Mike) Hauck, Marisa (Neil) Packineau, Presley Straub, Shaleigh (Tyler) Irigoin; great-grandchildren, Braxton and Pryar Packineau and Baby Hauck; siblings, Reverend Edward Schmidt, Loraine Ban-Grist, Meriam (Jack) McMurry, Eldora (Calvin) Fischer; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Leonard (Estella) Schmidt and Mrs. Alvin (Eleanor) Schmidt; former son-in-law, Kevin Egland; and former daughter-in-law Sharon Tronstad. Preceding Edna in death were her husband Helmut, her parents, and brothers Thomas, Gotthilf, Leonard, Richard and Alvin. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.