Edna Emma Sir
February 8, 1917 ~ March 27, 2013
Edna Emma Sir, age 96 of Elma, IA passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Edna Emma Gronwoldt was born on February 8, 1917 in rural Lime Springs, IA to Henry and Dora (Shade) Gronwoldt. Edna attended country school and graduated from Riceville High School in 1934 with a teaching certificate.. She then taught in area country schools. Edna was united in marriage to Adolph P. Sir on May 8, 1943 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The couple farmed in the area and later took over the family farm north of Lourdes where she has continued to live to the present. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking, playing cards, board games, fishing and especially her family and friends. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and the Rosary Society. Edna is survived by her daughter Lavon (Gary) Hyberger of Cedar Rapids, IA; daughter-in-law Patricia Sir of Elma; grandchildren Kevin Hyberger, Jeff (Pam) Hyberger, Lana (Mark) Poole, Dawn (Rob) Krousie and Tom Sir; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Edna is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Dora Gronwoldt; husband Adolph in 1991; son Adolph on March 26, 2013; brothers Vern, Walter, Marvin, and Leonard; sisters Rose, Dorthea, Esther, Norma and Alice. Cemetery: Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Lourdes. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00pm on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a 4:30 pm rosary and a scriptural wake service at 7:30pm and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30am on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Lourdes, IA with Father Steve Garner celebrating mass.