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February 14, 1938-January 22, 2021

Mrs. Edna Mae (Busch) Ide, age 82, of rural Glencoe, MN  passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021 at her residence.   She was born on February 14, 1938 in Sibley County, near Belle Plaine, Minnesota to George C. and Myrtle (Bartels) Busch.

Edna was baptized on February 27, 1938 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine, Minnesota by the Reverend P. J. Haupt.   She was confirmed on April 6, 1952 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Belle Plaine, Minnesota by the Reverend O. F. Herder.  Her confirmation memory verse was Revelation 3:11 “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”

Edna attended Country school (District #23) for six years.  She then went on to the Belle Plaine Public School and High School, from which she graduated in 1956.  Edna then attended Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa for four years, graduating in 1960 with a degree in Elementary Education.   She taught school for eight years: three years at First Lutheran School, Blue Island, Illinois; three years at Cross Lutheran School, Pigeon, Michigan; and two years at the Elementary Public School at Biwabik, Minnesota.

While teaching in Biwabik, Minnesota Edna met her husband Vernon A.H. Ide and on August 17, 1968 they were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine, Minnesota by the Reverend Vernon D. Bigalk.   She and her husband farmed the Ide Homestead near Glencoe, Minnesota and were faithful members of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, Minnesota.   They were blessed with three children: Teresa, Faye and Ryan.

For many years Edna sang in choirs at the schools where she taught, was a member of Ladies Aid, taught Sunday School and belonged to Home Extension.  Edna enjoyed farming with her husband and later  with her son, Ryan.  She also enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, photography, puzzles and especially her children and grandchildren.

Survived by children: Teresa (Jeffrey) Brelje of Glencoe, Faye (Curtis II) Anderson of Bemidji and Ryan (Julie) Ide of Glencoe; five grandchildren: Ariel and Austin Brelje; Curtis III and Rory Anderson; George Ide; a sister: Violet Selchow of Lester Prairie; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her loving husband Vernon A.H. Ide on October 8, 2005, her parents George and Myrtle  Busch, brother- in- law Wayne Selchow, father- in- law and mother- in- law Ewald and Alma Ide, brothers-in-law Dennis (Audrey) Ide, Hillard (Dorothy) Ide and sister-in-law Verdella (Harold) Bullert.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 29th from 5-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.   A Prayer service will be held at 7:45 P.M.

Further visitation will be held on Saturday, January 30th one hour prior to services at the church.

Funeral services for Edna Ide will be held on Saturday, January 30th at 10:30 A.M. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.  The Reverend Joshua Arndt will officiate.  Vocalist will be James Ide and he will sing “In the Garden” and “Away in the Manger.”   Congregational hymns “Nearer my God to Thee” and “What a Friend we have in Jesus.”

Interment St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Carol (Ide) Louisiana, Carolyn (Selchow) Toenies and Michele (Bartels) Hove.

Casket Bearers will be Glenn Selchow, Paul Selchow, Douglas Selchow, Larry Ide, Keith Ide and Brian Bullert.

Arrangements for Edna Ide are by The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.   Online condolences may be made to

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Clyde Adickes

    The Ide family.

    We had good neighbors when we farmed.
    Hugs to all.

  2. Scott Rohloff

    I remember working for your parents in the fields when I was younger. They were great people and good mentors. They Are together now.

  3. Virginia Jerabek

    Thinking of you and extending deepest sympathy at this sorrowful time.


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