Edna Beckler, 94, of Kalispell, MT (formerly of Wayland, IA) passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at Buffalo Hill Terrace in Kalispell, MT.
Celebration of her life will be 1:00PM, Saturday, July 24, 2021 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 11:00AM-12:30PM, Saturday at Bethel Church. Beatty Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements. A memorial has been established to Buffalo Hill Terrace in Kalispell, MT https://immanuelfoundation.org or Bethel Church.
Edna was born May 31, 1927 in Wayland, IA, the daughter of Jacob and Mayme Unternahrer. Edna graduated from Wayland High School in 1945. She married Truman Beckler 12/12/1948 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, ID; three daughters, Mary (Roger) Stutzman of Buhl, Idaho, Jane (Fred) Leichty of Mt Pleasant, and Elaine (Gordon) Stutzman of Kalispell, MT; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and 4 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.