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Edna Ann (Dietrich) Mostrom

October 22, 1936 ~ November 7, 2018 (age 82)

Memorial services for Edna A. Mostrom, age 82, of Albert Lea, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Dwight Netzer will officiate.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at


Edna died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at her home.


Edna Ann Mostrom was born on October 22, 1936 in Manly, Iowa, the daughter of Leonard P. and Evelyn L. (Moretz) Dietrich.  She grew up on the family farm in Manly and graduated from Manly/Hanlontown High School.  Edna was united in marriage to Marlyn M. Mostrom on September 5, 1954 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Manly.  Edna worked at the Kahler Hotel, the Anderson Hallmark Store, and Kwik Trip.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.  Edna enjoyed gardening, decorating, reading, watching the Minnesota Twins, and crossword puzzles.  She loved spending time with family and having coffee, dinner outings, and doing jigsaw puzzles with her special condo neighbors.  She enjoyed traveling, especially spending winters in Arizona.


Edna is survived by her children, Michael (Jo) Mostrom of Ames, IA, Kathleen Lehman of Albert Lea, M. Scott (Robyn) Mostrom of Walled Lake, MI, Jeffrey (Tammy) Mostrom of Appleton, WI, and Sarah (Gordon) Vietze of Albert Lea; grandchildren, Aaron Mostrom, Levi Mostrom, Chris (Sarah) Lehman, Shannon (Matt) Gordon, Evelyn Mostrom, Emil Mostrom, Matthew (Amy) Vietze, and Jacob (Katie) Vietze; great-grandchildren, Kylee and Avery Lehman, Ian and Walker Vietze, and Cameron Vietze; sisters, Lila (Charles) Frahm, Helen (Alan) Halsne, Alyce (Richard) Hugeback, Janet Timberman, Donna (Jim) Gerdes; brother, Leo (Karen) Dietrich; sister-in-law, Ardis Ellwood; uncle, Glen Dietrich; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and special friend, Ron Woodside.


Edna was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandparents, and in-laws; brothers, David, Lynn, and Robert; brothers-in-law, Ted Timberman and Stanley Ellwood; niece, Julie Winberg; and granddaughter, Leah Mostrom.


Blessed be her memory.

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