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Edna Beckler, 94, of Kalispell, Mont., formerly of Wayland, Iowa, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at Buffalo Hill Terrace in Kalispell. A celebration of her life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Bethel Church with Pastor Brent Kauffman officiating. Private family burial of her cremains will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Family will recieve friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Beatty Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements. A memorial has been established to Buffalo Hill Terrace in Kalispell, Mont., https://immanuelfoundation.org or Bethel Church.
Edna was born May 31, 1927, in Wayland, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Mayme Unternahrer. Edna graduated from Wayland High School in 1945. She married Truman Beckler on Dec. 12, 1948, in Wayland. Edna was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and baking. Her cinnamon rolls were enjoyed and cherished by family and friends. She worked on the family farm for more than 40 years. Edna was also a cook at Parkview Home for many years.
She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday school as well as Bible school classes. Edna was a very unselfish and caring person.
Survivors include her son, Gerald (Patty) Beckler of Meridian, Idaho; three daughters, Mary (Roger) Stutzman of Buhl, Idaho, Jane (Fred) Leichty of Mount Pleasant and Elaine (Gordon) Stutzman of Kalispell, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Daniel Unternahrer, Harold Unternahrer, John Unternahrer and Clarence Unternahrer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Truman; one brother, Ralph Unternahrer; and two sisters, Ruth Kauffman and Mildred Beckler.