Edith H. Logeland - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

April 21, 1933 - December 2, 2022

Edith H. Logeland age 89, of Bloomington, died December 2, 2022. She lived a life of kindness, forgiveness, and love, and she left us with her great example to follow.

Preceded in death by husband, Rodney Logeland; parents, Marie and Anker Anderson; sisters, Mildred Jordahl, Gladys Winge, and Bernice Jordahl, brother, Jay Anderson, brother-in-law, Duwayne Logeland, and their spouses. Survived by daughter, Denise Logeland (Tom Dennstedt); son, Mike Logeland (Nikki); former daughter-in-law, Debbie Elsner; grandchildren, Cody Logeland, Molly Von Wald (Jesse), and Nick Logeland; great-grandson, Cade Christian Von Wald; sister-in- law, Connie Sjölie (Chuck); loving nieces and nephews; cherished second-cousin, Berit Sandbakken in Norway.

Edith was born April 21, 1933, on a farm near Boyd, Minnesota, grew up in a Norwegian-speaking home, and went to country school. After high school in nearby Dawson, she trained to become an RN at St. John’s School of Nursing, in Huron, South Dakota. Her early jobs were at Mount Sinai and Fairview hospitals in Minneapolis.

In the city, she met Rodney, a guy from back home. They married October 1, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dawson, and moved to Bloomington. Edith worked at the Bloomington Nursing Home, then Martin Luther Manor/Meadow Woods until she retired. The family were longtime members of Woodlake Lutheran Church, Richfield. Edith belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, Richfield Post 435.

Most of what filled her with joy involved family. That included hosting a family dinner every month and making lutefisk and meatballs for us on Christmas Eve; taking road trips across country or just around Lac qui Parle County with her sisters and brother to visit family and friends; caring for her grandchildren and holding her first great-grandchild on Thanksgiving Day this year; and visits back and forth with relatives in Norway.

She loved her many friends, too: the brunch and pie group, the coffee and cards group, and others. She was happy when she or anyone did an old-fashioned stopping-by-to-visit.

Edith lived and died in her faith in Christ Jesus.

Memorials to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or National Cancer Institute Gift Fund.


  1. Mary Pearce says:

    Mike and family, I am sorry for your loss, I know that you your mom/grandma meant the world to you all. May God’s blessing bring you peace in know that she is reunited with your dad. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Connie Sjolie says:

    My favorite memory of Edith is of her reaction when Rodney said something funny. She would struggle to keep a straight face but then give up. It would trigger everyone in the room to break out smiling. They will be missed.

  3. Shirley Condiff says:

    I Worked with Edith and she was always smiling and one beautiful person1 We shared a swedish background and was such a delight to her co workers and the residents she cared for! I am so sorry for your family loss . It was our gain to know and love her.

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