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Edna Harr

January 9, 1922 — April 15, 2012

Edna Harr

Edna (Tesky-Kienzle) Harr, 90, Wishek, ND, died Sunday April 15, 2012 at the Wishek Community Hospital in Wishek, ND.

Edna Tesky was born January 9, 1922 at Venturia, ND, the daughter of Jacob Tesky and Christina (Delzer) Tesky. She was the 8th of 12 children. She received her education and grew to womanhood in the Venturia vicinity.

She and Gideon Kienzle were married October 9, 1941 at Napoleon, ND. They made their home on a farm northwest of Streeter until 1942 when they moved to a farm 9 ½ miles northwest of Gackle, ND. Edna was busy raising 5 children and still managed to help Gideon with the farm work and cook very good meals. Gideon passed away on March 4, 1979.

She and Gottfried Harr were married October 6, 1984 at Gackle, ND. Edna and Gottfried resided in Wishek, ND until 2009 when they both entered the Wishek Nursing Home. They had 27 joyful year's together, traveling, making noodles and sewing beautiful quilts. Edna and Gottfried did everything together. He was always by her side helping with something. Gottfried passed away on December 28, 2011.

Edna is survived by her 3 sons, Curtis (Donna) Kienzle, Bismarck, ND; David (Linda) Kienzle, Gackle, ND; Randy (Friend Lynette Kriedeman) Kienzle, Jamestown, ND; 1 daughter, Luella (Ken) Rue, Great Falls, MT; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Theophil (Ruth) Tesky, Billings, MT; Willard (Viola) Tesky, Aberdeen, SD; 2 sisters, Agnes Biegel, Hubertus, WI; Octavia (Norman) Bertsch, Fargo, ND, and also her extended family, the Harr's, who she cared for very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Gideon and Gottfried, 1 daughter, Karen, 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM Friday April 20, 2012 in the First Baptist Church in Wishek, ND, with Rev. Elton LaBree, officiating.

The interment will be at the Streeter City Cemetery in Streeter, ND.

Visitation: 10-5 Thursday at the Funeral Home at Wishek and 1 hour before the services at the Church.

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