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Edward K. Gentry 1936-2016

December 20, 2016
Emmetsburg News

Funeral service for Edward Genrty of Emmetsburg will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. Military rites will be presented by V.F.W. Post 2295.

Burial is in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

Edward Kenneth Gentry, son of Homer and Anna (Schabacker) Gentry, was born Nov. 5, 1936 in Havelock. He attended school in Havelock. Edward entered the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Leonardwood, MO. While there, he met his future wife, Shirley.

On Sept. 28, 1957, Edward was united in marriage to Shirley Evelyn O'Haver in Rolla, MO. He and Shirley were blessed with four children.

The couple moved to Manson where Ed worked on a cattle farm. In 1959, they moved to their farm west of West Bend. Ed farmed, and he also worked at the West Bend Creamery, Roupe Furniture and later trucked coast to coast. In 2000, they moved to Emmetsburg.

Ed loved to dance and roller skate (which is how he met Shirley). He also enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing, camping and barbequing for family and friends.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, Ed passed away at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg at the age of 80. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Shirley of Emmetsburg; children: Lori Forry (Paul) of Emmetsburg, Carla Sisler (Paul) of Shingletown, CA, Julie Elbert (Rick) of Algona and Steve Gentry (Kelly) of Plainview, MN; nine grandchildren and four great-grand- children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Richard, Robert (in infancy), Homerdell and Charles.

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