Edwin I. Husbyn

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Edwin I. Husbyn, 89, of Zumbrota, died peacefully Friday, June 27, 2014, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, surrounded by his family.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. at Minneola Lutheran Church in rural Zumbrota, with the Rev. Audree Catalano officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Edwin Ingmar Husbyn was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Minneola Township, Goodhue County, to Emil and Ida (nee Ulstad) Husbyn. He grew up on the farm and attended country school in Minneola Township. On March 27, 1948, he married Irene M. Loken. They made their home in Red Wing, where Edwin worked at the SB Foot Tannery for five years. They moved to Minneola Township where they lived on a farm with Victor Schultz. They helped Victor on the farm and Edwin also did milk testing for the DHIA. Edwin retired in 1986 after 27 years as a lineman with the REA.

Edwin enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing in Ashby, hunting, woodworking, gardening and cooking. Edwin was a member of Minneola Lutheran Church.

Edwin is survived by his four sons, Dale Husbyn of Lake City, David Husbyn of Zumbrota, Donnie (Debbie) Husbyn of Zumbrota and Mark (Darla) Husbyn of Wanamingo; five grandchildren, Amy (Jamie) Poss, Brady, Matthew and Stephanie Husbyn and Skylee Jarvinen; four great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Austen and Mariah Poss and Ariel Ordalen; and one great-great-granddaughter, Malaya Cronin.

Edwin was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; parents, Emil and Ida; one brother, Peder Husbyn; two sisters, Gladys Steege and Evelyn Thompson and daughter-in-law, Dawn Husbyn.

Memorials are preferred to Minneola Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are with the Mahn Family Funeral Home - Larson Chapel in Zumbrota. mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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Red Wing, MN 55066
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Published in The Post-Bulletin on July 7, 2014