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Edward T. Mansfield of Mora, died on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at St. Clare Living Community of Mora.  He was 85 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will at 2:00 pm. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be on Thursday, Feb. 25th  from 5-7 pm. at funeral home and one hr. prior to the service on Friday.

INURNMENT will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mora, MN

Edward Thomas Mansfield Jr., of Mora, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  He was 85 years old.

Edward was born on March 28, 1930 in Sioux City, Iowa to parents Edward Sr. and Beulah (Yates) Mansfield.  He graduated from Central High School in 1947.  Edward continued to live and work in Sioux City until 1952 when he moved to the Ann Lake area in Minnesota.  He farmed with his parents until 1964 when he moved into Mora where he worked for the Co-op in Mora, the Mora Municipal Liquor Store, Boatel and Morkan Motors.  In 1970, Edward was united in marriage to Gladys Bertilson.  They made their home in Mora and worked until Gladys retired in 1992 and Edward later in 2005 from Westling Manufacturing in Princeton.  Gladys passed away in 2000.

Edward is preceded in death by his parents, and wife Gladys.

He is survived by his children, Arlan  Bertilson of Ogilvie, Alan (Deb) Mansfield of Coon Rapids, Dave (Margie) Bertilson of Mora, Carla (Wally) Dochow of Mora, Betsy Seide of Albany, NY, Jeff Bertilson of Minneapolis, Lori (Dan) Grunke of Mora, Lynne (Brian) Krech of Blaine, and Carol Bertilson of Mora; 13 grandchildren, Chad (Tisa) Mansfield, Troy Mansfield (Ashley Thomason), Susie (Chris) Curtis, Lisa Brambach, John Bertilson, Adam Dochow, Alex Seide, Ben Seide, Eric Grunke, Amy Grunke, Dustin Krech, Dylan Krech, and Dakota Krech; 7 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

12 thoughts on “EDWARD T. MANSFIELD JR.”

  1. Our hearts go out to you all!! Ed was a fantastic man! Love you Deb and Dave Backlund💕💕💕💕💙💙💙💕💕💕

  2. Sorry to hear about Ed passing on , Years ago Ed used to ump a lot of the Men’s fast pitch games that were on the old ball diamond at the fair grounds . He was a great guy and fun to be around . He will be missed . Dennis N.

  3. So sad to hear of Ed’s passing. I worked with Ed at the Mora Liquor Store in the early 80’s. He was my mentor and my friend. I learned so much from him and he helped push me to go to college and pursue my dreams. I will be forever thankful. Miss you Ed~ Hugs to family.

  4. Mora Senior dining sends their sympathy to the family..he had just signed up for our meals on wheels program when we heard he had fallen. Our thoughts are with you

  5. Sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. I only knew him for a short while. I just started out as his “shower gal” as he called it. I enjoyed working with him, he always made me laugh and blush at the same time. He was an amazing guy that had a heart of gold.

  6. When young I spent many hours with Ed and his family and became a friend. I was lucky enough to visit with him though the years and, as I grew older, truly realized what a generous, gentle, kind man he was. His passing is a big loss just as his presence was a blessing. Thinking of you guys and hoping you find peace.

  7. So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing we can not tell you how much us girls at Firstlight loved him he always made us laugh and he was always so happy. We love you Ed may you rest in peace. Prayers to the family.

  8. I became acquainted with Ed and his folks in the 1950’s when I did custom hay baling for them. We were failrly close neighbors and visited ” back and forlh”. I remember Ed as always a friendly, jovial person–a great neighbor and fun to be around. I will always remember Ed as a gentle giant of a man. My heartfelt sympathy to his family.

  9. Very sorry to hear Ed’s passing, I knew Ed for well over 50 years we had so many great times together with Ed and Gladys and all the kids , lots of laughs and so many great times we had together. Ed will never be forgot but sure will be missed

    Larry Fredrickson

  10. We will remember Ed and Gladys always, they were wonderful people and the best neighbors.
    It was always a good time to see Ed uptown or at Hardees. We will miss him.
    Our sympathy and prayers all with you.

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