Edna I. Stauber (1918 - 2016)

  • "I remember Edna at the car shows helping Fred Jr and..."
    - Ray Elleven
  • "Fred and Edna were truly great friends they will both be..."
    - Joseph Weatherford
  • "I only remember meeting Uncle Fred & Aunt Edna 3 times &..."
    - Ted Kohn
  • "I wish I could have met her she sounds like an incredible..."
    - Lisa (Stauber) Martorana
    - Charles Stauber

Edna (Kohn) Stauber departed this life peacefully at her home on May 15, 2016, at the age of 97. She was born on Nov. 13, 1918, in Joliet, Ill., to Ernest Kohn Sr. and Mathilda (Birkholtz) Kohn. Edna married the love of her life, Fred L. Stauber, in 1942, and they shared nearly 73 years of marriage together. During World War II she riveted airplane and vehicle parts for Brown Industries in Spokane, Wash., for three years while Fred served in the Aleutian Islands. In 1953, they moved to Alaska to stay and raised both of their sons here. Edna was a member of the Pythian Sisters, designed and modeled her own costumes for the Miner's and Trappers Ball and was an avid bowler well into her 90s. She was preceded in death by husband, Fred; son, Edward L. Stauber; grandson, Mason E. Stauber; her parents; and all of her siblings, Robert F. Kohn, Ernest R. Kohn Jr., Richard T. Kohn, Florence (Kohn) Stauber, Hazel (Kohn) Russel, Evelyn (Kohn) Cernak, Mildred (Kohn) Rogers and Raymond L. Kohn. She is survived by her son, Fred C. Stauber; daughter-in-law, Nancy Stauber; grandchildren, Sandra (Stauber) Aldrich, Stephen J. Aldrich Jr. and Mark Hill; great-grandchildren, Masey Aldrich, Brody Aldrich and Josh Aldrich; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Jenssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will take place on June 14, 2016, at 2 p.m., at Angelus Memorial Park.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on May 20, 2016