Edwin Bernard Rortvedt
Jul 8, 1917 – Oct 12, 2006
Edwin was born July 8, 1917 in Tagus, North Dakota. He was a long time resident of Federal Way, WA for 57 years. Edwin died at the age of 89 secondary to complications of dementia. Edwin farmed in North Dakota in his earlier years and was later a heavy equipment operator. He received his 50 year pin from the Operating Engineers Local #612. He also kept active building 6 houses on his property. Edwin worked hard, but enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved to fish and he and his wife were snowbirds for 27 years. Edwin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Thelma; son Kermit Trish; daughters, Janice Pool Dale, Valarie Timmons Tim, Deborah Dill Jim; nine grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. A private committal service will be held at the Mountain View Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome to the Celebration of Ed’s Life at Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 2400 SW 344th St., Federal Way, WA at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, October 17, 2006. Ed, you are loved and will be greatly missed. The family has entrusted arrangements to BONNEY-WATSON Federal Way, 1535 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 253 839-7317. The family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Light of Christ Lutheran Church.
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