Edna C. Waslaski

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, September 16, 2016, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, for Edna Cecilia Waslaski, 79, of Grand Forks.


Posted on 9/16/16

She died Tuesday, September 12, 2016 at Valley Eldercare Center in Grand Forks.

Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon.

Edna Cecilia Waslaski was born September 18, 1936 to Frank & Elizabeth (Stremick) Loreth in Langdon, ND. She attended school in Langdon. On November 20, 1954, she was married to Edward W. Waslaski Sr. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon.

First and foremost, she was a stay at home mother to their seven children and a homemaker.  Her children have always been and will always be known as the older ones and the three little ones. Once their children were off to school, she held positions in customer services, retail and caretaking for many years.  Her most favorite seasonal work was driving grain truck during harvest for her nephew & family, Duane & Margret Rueger, and later Dean & Kathy Rueger. After her husband passed away, she moved to Valley City to work for our priest and family friend, Fr. Michael Schommer.  This, above all else, was her all-time favorite and fulfilling employment as housekeeper and church custodian. She worked there until her health started to decline. In 2011, she moved to Grand Forks to be near her son, Shane.

In 2014, she was moved into the Valley Eldercare Center where she lived until her death. Some of her favorite hobbies were baking & cooking from scratch, gardening, sewing and quilting. Her ability to sew was wonderful. She made clothes for her children as they grew up as well as very beautiful quilts & blankets. She was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters.

Edna is survived by her daughters: Brenda (Ed) Deckard, Veronica (Ron) Elkins, Judy (Jim) Shipley, Edie (Richard Baer) Waslaski; sons: Edward Dean Jr. & Shane Waslaski;  grandchildren:  Patricia, Edward & Travis Elkins, Scott & Thomas Nelson, Mandy Whaley Greve, Chad Whaley, Brandon Unterseher and Brittney Waslaski; 12 great-grandchildren;  three sisters: Minnie Metzger, Florence Cota, and Judy Illerbrunn; and six sisters-in-law: Myrdena Loreth, Karen Loreth, Elizabeth Waslaski, Lavelda Waslaski, Rita Waslaski and Audrey Waslaski, as well as many nieces, nephews & cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward W. Waslaski Sr., daughter Diana, grandsons Chet (Boomer) Whaley & Christopher Deckard, eight brothers and six sisters.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences are available at