Sunday, September 20, 2015

My Father-in-law

Brian's father passed away on Wednesday.  Brian is already in Utah helping his sister with the funeral details.  He had been recently diagnosed with colon cancer and also had Parkinson's.  He was 85.  He left a great work ethic in his children and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed.  Here is the obituary:

Our beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Bill Ronald Edholm, 85, passed away September 16, 2015 from the effects of Parkinson’s disease and following surgery to treat colon cancer. Bill was born March 23, 1930 to Olaf Selving Eugene Edholm and Eva Theresa Erickson in Lewiston, Idaho. After graduating from Clarkston (Washington) High School in 1948, he served in the U.S. Navy 1948-1949. He graduated from Eastern Washington University in Industrial Arts Education in 1955. Bill married Constance Faun Palmer August 12, 1957 (later divorced) and had seven children. He was the general manager of Camsco Mushroom Farms, a subsidiary of Campbell Soup Company for 25 years in Fennville, MI, West Chicago, IL, Hillsboro, TX, and Dublin, GA. Bill was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and fulfilled many callings following his baptism in 1964.
He is survived by his children: Bridgette (Lee) Fife, Moreland, ID; Blythe (Douglas) Gunson, Matthews, NC; Brenda (Scott) Horne, Orem, UT; Brian (Julie) Edholm, Worland, WY; Brady Edholm, Arlington, VA; Barry (Rebecca) Edholm, Mesa, AZ; and Ben Edholm, Corpus Christi, TX, and by his 37 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Edholm, and sisters Grace Powell, Doris Burns, Shirley Nissen, and infant sister Marilyn.
Please join Bill’s family and friends in remembrance of him at a graveside service held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Orem City Cemetery, 1520 N 800 E, Orem, Utah. A viewing will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Sundberg Olpin Mortuary, 495 S State St., Orem.

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