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Edythe Hjermstad

Edythe Hjermstad, 92 of Groton and formerly of Webster died on Monday, February 04, 2013 at her son’s home near Groton. Her funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, February 8, 2013 at Fiksdal Funeral Chapel in Webster, Rev. Daniel Ostercamp will officiate. Burial will be at Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be at on Thursday 5-7 P.M. and prior to services on Friday. Edythe Elizabeth Murschel was born on Thursday, May 13, 1920 to John and Gertrude (Soyland) Murschel at Webster, South Dakota. The family made their home near Butler. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith. She attended school in Butler and graduated from Butler High School. On June 26, 1948 she was united in marriage to Orval Hjermstad at Webster, South Dakota. After their marriage the couple made their home in several towns including Roslyn, Watertown, Webster and Puyallup, Washington. In 1967 they returned to Webster where they operated a retail store for a short time. She worked at various jobs over the years including Bethesda Home for 23 years until retirement. Orval passed away in February 1985. After his death she continued to live in Webster where she volunteered at Needs Anonymous. For the past five years she has resided with her son near Groton. Edythe was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster where she was active in Circle and W.E.L.C.A. She loved watching sports including the Boston Celtics, Chicago Cubs and N.Y. Yankees. She also loved watching and feeding the birds and playing cards with the grandchildren on holidays or whenever they would visit. Her favorite moments were when Shelby and grandma would give each other “static” back and forth to each other. Edythe passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 at Groton, South Dakota at the age of 92 years, 8 months and 22 days. Survivors include two sons, Russel (Emily) Hjermstad of Bellevue, NE and Randy Hjermstad of Groton, SD; ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Earl and one sister, Vivian Solberg.

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Russ, Randy and family, We are so sad to hear about our Aunt Edythe passing. She touched our hearts and lives as no one else could always there for us. When life seemed so sad she was there with her smile to make you feel happy. Sorry, we couldn't be there today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Love, Jim, Shirley, Michelle, Douglas, Michael and family!

Shirley Aldentaler Feb 8 2013 12:00 AM

Loa called this morning, telling me of Edie's death. I am a cousin, Jake and Anna's daughter. Also, I am Russell's godmother. My sympathy to you as a family. I have many memories of our earlier years as cousins. vh

virginia Murschel Huntimer Feb 6 2013 12:00 AM

Russ & Family, Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We remember her fondly and know how difficult it is to lose a parent. She had a wonderful, long life, and has now gone to her reward. With sincere sympathy, Harry & Denice

Harry & Denice Knapp Feb 6 2013 12:00 AM

So, so very sorry to read this Russ & Randy and families Edie was a very sweet lady with an unforgettable smile. My condolences.

Betty Schmidt Feb 5 2013 12:00 AM

Russ & Randy & families: So sorry to hear the news. She was a great person and filled all our lives with many, many smiles (and tickles). We loved her and will miss her.

Janet Marx Feb 5 2013 12:00 AM