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Shirley Samuelson Edman was born August 10th, 1935 to Roy & Mildred (Westling) Holm. Shirley went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 5, 2014 while residing at Centerville Care Center, Centerville, SD.
Before being married Shirley worked as a school teacher. On June 1st, 1957 Shirley was married to Walford "Sammy" Samuelson. Shirley and Sammy worked together on their farm south of Centerville raising grain and livestock until Sammy's death in November 1984, aged 60 years. Throughout her adult life, Shirley was active in the Dalesburg Lutheran and Komstad Churches. After Sammy's death Shirley stayed on the farm and with the help of her many friends and neighbors continued to manage her farm successfully.
In October of 1994 Shirley married Elsworth "Archie" Edman of Centerville, SD. They shared a life together living on the Edman farm just east of Centerville until Archie's death in August of 2002.
Shirley's step-children are: Laurie Greenough and husband Steve of Sioux Falls, SD, Linda Pledge and her husband Joel of Jackson, TN and Lynn Edman of Centerville who passed in 2011. Shirley's grandchildren are Abby Luebbers Greenough, Bethany Pledge Erickson, Lindsay Pledge Freyer and Maggie Edman. Shirley also has 5 great-grandchildren, Rafferty and Sophia Luebbers, Audrey and Austin Erickson, Jacob and Lilyana Freyer.
All of us are thankful for having Shirley as an important member of our family these 20 years.
A Celebration of Life for Shirley will be 2PM Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Komstad Covenant Church, rural Beresford, SD. Visitation will be 5-8PM Tuesday at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford with the family present from 5-7PM.
Wass Home For Funerals
301 N 3Rd St Beresford, SD 57004
Published in The Argus Leader on July 8, 2014