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From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram



 Edith Silbaugh


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 Livingston.

She was preceded in death by her parents.