Edna E. Kyhl, 1895-1987
Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 2/13/2009 at 15:51:38
Services for Edna Elnora Kyhl, 91, of Ringsted, Iowa were held Sunday, July 5, 1987 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ringsted. Burial was in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery with Dr. Earl Estill officiating. Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home of Ringsted were in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Kyhl passed away Thursday, July 2, at the Fairmont Community Hospital.
Edna Elnora was born August 16, 1895 in Newell, Iowa to Lars Peter and Laurena (Christiansen) Mathiesen. In 1912 Edna graduated from Newell High School and continued her education at the Cedar Falls Teacher College. On February 23, 1916 August Kyhl took Edna's hand in marriage in Ringsted, Iowa. Mrs. Kyhl taught school for many years at the Sunny Side Country School near Ringsted and in Ringsted. Being a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ringsted, Edna served as a ruling elder for six years, taught Sunday school for 40 years, and served the education department at all levels and in various ways. Mrs. Kyhl was a member of the Federated Woman's Club, Sunbonnet Garden Club, served on the Ringsted Library Board, sponsored the Junior Garden Club, a member of the Stonecraft Bible Friendship Study and local senior citizens.
Edna Kyhl is survived by one sister, Mrs. Arnold (Carol) Peitersen of Red Wing, Minn., niece Mrs. Sid (Carolee) Usem of Ft. Myers, Florida, and two great nieces, Heidi Barghasen and Mrs. Scott (Lori) Simonson both of Red Wing, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband August (December 3, 1949), one son Richard, who drowned in the Korean War and one brother.
Contributed by: Ruth M. Hackett. Source: The Ringsted Dispatch, Ringsted, Emmet County, Iowa, July 8, 1987.
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