Edith Irene Shock, 88, of Deer River, Minn., died Feb. 26, at Homestead Nursing Home in Deer River.

Edith was born in rural Itasca County Nov. 3, 1924, to Eddie and Constance (Elmgren) Erickson. She graduated from Deer River High School in 1942 and completed nurses training at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul. She worked at the Veterans Hospital, where she met her future husband while attending his father, who was a patient. She married Charles F. Shock on May 12, 1951, in the chapel at Fort Snelling. They made their home in St. Anthony Park.

Chuck and Edith retired in 1984 to a home they built northwest of Deer River.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck, in 2006; sister, Ellyne (Floyd) Cates; and brothers, Arnold (Marjorie), Clifton (Ann), Waldo (Irene) and Clarence. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Louise Erickson.

Her funeral service was held March 9 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Deer River, with interment at Olivet Cemetery.

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