From the Eau
Edith E. "Edie" Silbaugh, age
62, of Big Lake, Minn., passed away at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at
Riverside Church of Big Lake township. There will be a private interment
at Bluff Lake Cemetery near Danbury, Wis. Visitation will be Friday
evening from 5 to 8 p.m., at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, with a prayer
service at 7 p.m. Further visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to
the funeral at the church. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo
Chapel of Monticello, Minn.
Edie was born on Oct. 29, 1941, in Eau Claire, Wis., to Ray and Ellen
(Fear) Livingston. She attended and graduated from Memorial High School in
Eau Claire, and then graduated from UW-Eau Claire. She was united in
marriage to Elmer Edward Silbaugh on June 12, 1964, at First Baptist
Church of Eau Claire. For 24 years, Edie taught kindergarten at the Rivers
Academy of Elk River. Edie also had her own business, "Knits For Little
People," where she made hand-knitted clothing for children. Edie loved
spending time at the family’s wilderness cabin in Montana. She and her
family have made their home in rural Big Lake since 1973.
Edie is survived by her husband, Elmer; son, Major Eric Silbaugh, USAF;
two daughters, Elisa (Terry) Jordan, and Elana (Mal) Edwards;
granddaughter, MacKenzie; and six siblings, Beth Smith, Richard
Livingston, Daryl Livingston, Roger Livingston, Brenda Knutson, and Gene
She was preceded in death by her parents.