Edna Baade

Edna Baade


Dates

July 29, 1923 - January 8, 2022

Obituary

Edna Baade, 98, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Woonsocket, SD. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, January 15, at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian, SD. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Edna Mae (Lager) Baade was born July 29, 1923, to Carl and Bertha (Larson) Lager near Esmond, SD.  Edna and her twin sister, Edith were the youngest of five children. When her mother died suddenly in 1924, she went to Sturgis to live with her Aunt Belle, Cousin Teddy, and Uncle Sever Lien until she graduated from Meade County Elementary School. At age 14, she was reunited with her father and siblings to attend high school in Fedora, graduating in 1941 with her twin, Edith.

Edna worked as a clerk at Boelter’s Grocery in Artesian, and as a bookkeeper for D. Jones Implement (a John Deere dealership) where she met the love of her life, Rex. They married on June 11, 1950, in Huron at the American Lutheran Church. They were married 48 years.

On the family farm, Edna cooked, cleaned, and sewed for many hired men, while raising 2 children, Nancy and Dennis. Throughout the years Edna was involved in 4-H, Circle, and Neighborhood Coffee Club. Edna traveled to Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Colorado in her retirement.

Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her grandchildren especially enjoyed her baking talents and any time spent with her. She was also a talented seamstress.

Edna is survived by her 2 children: Nancy (Bill) Stange of Mitchell, and Dennis (Kathi) Baade of Artesian; 6 grandchildren: Laurie (Brian) Schaff of Spearfish, Greg (Sarah) Stange of Letcher, Brooke (Chris) Gosse of Bloomington, MN, Branden (Leslie) Baade of Avon, Brian (fiancé Elle) Stange, and Blake (Riley) Baade of Letcher; 8 great-grandchildren: Kalleigh Mae Stange, Rex Charles Baade, Emma Grace Stange, Whitley Grace Baade, Brynn Elaine Baade, Olivia Lorraine Gosse, Hazel Eve Stange, and Burk Douglas Baade.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex in 1998; one great-granddaughter, Ella Kathleen Gosse; her parents, brothers: Charles (Ruth) Lager, Elmer (Viola) Lager; sisters: Helen (Dale) Lookabill, and Edith (Otto) Olson; sisters-in-law, Vida (Stanley) Moe, Iris Baade, and Illa Baade; and brothers-in-law: Lester (Edna) Baade and Ross (Mildred) Baade.


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, January 14, 2022
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Time
11:00 AM
Location
First Lutheran Church
411 N Duff St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, SD


Posted by Janell Gaetze Miller on January 11, 2022
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Jack) on January 10, 2022
I got to be Edna's caretaker at Edgewood. Oh my goodness, she and I had good times talking about her farm life and my summers on my Grandma's farm. Love her smile and laugh. Deepest Condolences to her family. She was a wonderful lady
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