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John Edinger, 89

In loving memory of John Edinger, age 89, of Rainy River, ON who passed away on Friday, April 4, 2003 at the Rainy River Hospital.
John was born on November 8, 1913 in Tolstoi, Manitoba to William and Maria Edinger; one of ten children. As a young man he worked at various jobs in Manitoba, British Columbia and Northwestern Ontario. On April 10, 1939 he married Elenora Anna Runke and together they settled in Atwood Township on April 17, 1947. John loved living on the farm providing for his family and could always be found fixing or working on equipment. He was very proud of his cream route and spent 2 terms as Reeve of Atwood Township as well as serving on the school board. On April 2, 1983 he moved to Rainy River. He enjoyed travelling, doing puzzles and reading in spare time.
John was predeceased by his parents William and Maria; wife Elenora on July 17, 1997; daughters Roxanne Armstrong and Carol Schmidt; sisters Sylvia, Violet and Lilly and Brothers Henry, Ernest, Leonard, Herbert and Jacob.
he leaves behind his children Deanna and husband Les Nelson of Mintonas, MB, Jackie Edinger of Bonneville, AB and Sylvia and husband Andy Hebert of Steinbach, MB; grandchildren Steve (Anna) Nelson, Randy Nelson, Vance (Kori) Nelson, Charlene Vogt, Charmaine (Loren) Martin, Brenda Lychuk, Nicole (Peter) Blakeney, Aaron (Carla) Armstrong, Jason (Jodie) Edinger and Adam (Michelle) Edinger; great grandchildren Leslie, Chelsea, Lisa, Matthew, Emily, Carrie, Evan, Morgan, Mitchell, Jamie and Lilly; brother Frank Edinger and numerous nieces and nephews.
A visitation was held on Monday, April 7, 2003 from 7 until 8 p.m. at Rainy River Funeral Home in Rainy River, ON.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Rainy River, ON with Pastor Pat White officiating.
Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery will take place at a later date.
The honourary pallbearers will be all of Johns’ granddaughters and great grandchildren.
The active pallbearers were Johns’ grandsons Steve Nelson, Randy Nelson, Vance Nelson, Peter Blakeney, Aaron Armstrong, granddaughter Brenda Lychuk and Shane Gulbrandsen.
If friends so desire in memoriam donations may be made to the Rainy River Hospital, Box 236, Rainy River, On POW 1L0