Edna Compaan worked at J.C. Penney in Mobridge
Edna B. Compaan, 84, of Watertown, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by family.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Watertown.
Burial was at Mt. Hope cemetery under the direction of Crawford Funeral Chapel of Watertown.
Edna was born March 22, 1929, to Jacob and Elizabeth (Mauch) Kist at Linton, N.D. She attended school at Linton and graduated from Linton High School. While in high school, Edna began working for J.C. Penney.
She met Elmer Compaan while roller-skating. On Jan. 1, 1949, they married in Linton. The couple moved to a farm at Westfield, N.D., for 20 years, raising three children. In 1959, they moved to Mobridge. Edna worked at J.C. Penney in Mobridge for 13 years. They then moved to Watertown where Edna continued to work for J.C. Penney. She retired after working 19 years in Watertown.
Edna was a member of First Baptist Church where she served on the Diaconate Board and for many years taught small children Sunday school. She enjoyed cooking, square dancing, plants, her pets, church events, sewing, puzzles and Scrabble. She especially enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Edna was also active for many years delivering Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer of Watertown; three children, Delmer (Susan) Compaan of Webster, Kevin (Jony) Compaan of Watertown and Elizabeth (Gary) Crittendon of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.