Frances Ede

Frances Ede


Frances Martha Ede, 98, of Westgate and formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Westgate, Iowa with Rev. Herbert Mueller, III officiating. Burial was held at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo. Visitation preceded the funeral service at the church starting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. 

Memorials may be made in Frances’ name to St. Peters Lutheran Church, Westgate Volunteer Fire Department, Westgate Opera House, Westgate Public Library, or St. Croix Hospice. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting Frances’ family. Online condolences may be left at Frances was born on December 31, 1922, in Waterloo, daughter of Robert and Gertie Ackerman Lazemby. She married Roy A. Ede on July 22, 1944, in Waterloo, and he passed away on April 14, 1999. Frances and Roy farmed in Waterloo for forty years before moving to Westgate in 1962, where they continued farming. 

Frances taught Sunday school at Linden Methodist Church in Waterloo as well as being a 4-H leader for many years. She worked for Grandview Nursing Home and Mike’s IGA, both in Oelwein. Frances was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Westgate. In Westgate, Frances was instrumental in helping restore the Westgate Opera House, and kept busy keeping all the weeds out of her beloved flower gardens. She will be remembered for all the crocheting she did through the years, and for the cookies and popcorn balls she made for many different occasions and fundraisers in Westgate.

Left to cherish Frances’ memory are: her daughter, Linda Hiemstra of Waterloo; son, Donald (Joanne) Ede of Maynard; son-in-law, Ed Ries of Spring Valley, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Kevin (Shirley) Ries of DeWitt, Michigan, Dwan Waddell of Waterloo, Dalonie (Jimmy) Jordon of Waverly, Kelli (Tony) Larimer of Spring Valley, Minnesota, Jaimie (Rodney) Hesterberg of Windsor Heights, and Rev. Tony (LeAnn) Ede of Manchester; fourteen great-grandchildren, Danielle, Gabriella, and Courtney Ries, Ashley and Taylor Zimmerman, Makayla and Brittany Waddell, Makenzie Waddell and Ethan Waddell, Hannah and Hailey Hesterberg, and Carver, Liam, and Burke Ede; and four great-great-grandchildren, Brailyn Harris, Mykal Mitchell, and Zakai and Kyson Jones.

In addition to her parents and husband, Roy, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Ries; son-in-law, David Hiemstra; and sister, Dorothy Gibson.


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