July 24, 1934 - May 17, 2016


Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Edna R. South, age 81, of Sauk Rapids and formerly of Wadena, who passed away on Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Rev. Donald Wilke will officiate and burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the chapel on Saturday.

Edna was born July 24, 1934 to Edward and Ethel (Hale) Oliver in Long Prairie. She married Lloyd Fisher on October 18, 1953, they later divorced in 1986. Edna then married Stanley South in 1988 and he died on December 20, 2002. Edna spent a good share of her life helping with the family farm in Clarissa while enjoying being a homemaker and raising her children. Later Edna became employed as a seamstress at Ringers Sewing Factory and then retired as a secretary from Central Bi Products. She was a great musician with the ability to play the organ, accordion and guitar all by ear. Edna was a wonderful cook, her homemade bread, jam and cookies were always a family favorite. She had a great sense of humor with a contagious laugh. Edna was generous and full of gratitude. She was very thankful for the little things in life. Above all else, Edna deeply loved and cared for her family and friends.

Edna is survived by children, JoAnn (Frank) Schrader of St. Cloud, LaVonne (Glen) Kompelien of Crosby, Carol (Steve) Sarff of Avon, Deb (Don) Fisher of Buffalo; stepchildren, Alvina Young of Bloomington, Sharon Schultz of Hewitt, Ray South of Bertha, Betty Young of Eden Prairie, Rod South of Bloomington, Ritchie South of Savage, Sandy Johnson of Atwater; 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; and her cat, Precious.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Lloyd and Stanley; son, Timothy; grandson, Chad and her siblings.