Condolence & Memory Journal

Gary and Linda -
Sorry ot hear of your loss. I only just found out from my daughter, Mandy.
I lived two doors south of your mom - from 1972 to 1996. Knew both of your parents, what wonderful people.
My two children during their growing up years, Colin Casillas and Mandy Casillas would always go down to visit your folks and continued even after your father passed.
Your mom and I have always stayed in touch during the holidays and birthdays.
I'm sure your mom's neighbors will miss her always cheerful smile!
She will definitely be missed, but is in a much better place now!
May God be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Glynis - Oelwein, IA - ex-neighbor & friend   August 27, 2012


Linda, Gary and Family~
I am so sorry to hear of Edna's passing, I still cant believe it, I was just in town visiting my Dad with my family and had stopped by Ednas house.
We always kept in touch with letters and cards. I still remember all the times I would stop down to visit with her, she would always offer me a drink of pop: ) then we would sit at her kitchen table and talk. I also remember when Henning would have his candy dish full - my cousin Rene'e and I would always take a few extra.
I could go on and on with so many wonderful memories of your Mom, she was like a Grandma to me and I even though it had been almost 5yrs since the last time I saw her I will miss her everyday.
Take care,
you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mandy (Casillas) Burr - Minneapolis, MN - Neighbor   August 27, 2012

Linda and Gary, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. She was a very sweet lady and always a good neighbor. I must apologize for not getting to the funeral, we had company from out of town who just left and I realized I couldn't get there in time. I live n Colona, IL now and my son Todd Stone, who had bought mom and dad's house next door to your mom after they passed away, is now married and lives in Milan, IL. Has a 10 Month old little guy. I still remember our growing up years and hope that you both are doing well. Once again, my condolences. "Big Linda" as I was once referred to, when we were growing up.

Posted by Linda (DeBacker) Stone Bass - Moline, IL - old neighbor   July 21, 2012

We will remember Edna as the Pretty lady with the lovely smile who had a special way with color. Cheerful and charming, she will be missed. God Speed, Edna. Affectionately, Ann and Harry

Posted by Harry and Ann Robinson Rock Island, Il - Moline,, IL - Members Salem Lutheran Church   July 21, 2012

Dear Gary & Linda, I have many wonderful memories of our families being together and sharing so much since the early 1950's. You had wonderful parents, and your Mother was a dear friend of mine; I am sorry I cannot be with you tomorrow. My love and prayers are with you, and Our Precious Lord
is with you always.

Posted by Eulalia Dunn - Moline, IL - :Longtime Friend   July 21, 2012

To the family of Edna Olson: she will be missed. I worked with her a couple weeks ago mailing the church newsletter her death came a surprise. You have our sincer condolences May God hold you in his hand.
Anna & Myron YOeckel

Posted by Anna & Myron Yoeckel - Moline, IL - friend   July 21, 2012

Edna was a wonderful woman. I have many memories of her kind personality and sweet heart. I'm so very sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family.

Posted by Mandy Ball - Cordova, TN - neighbor   July 20, 2012

Linda. my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you always, most especially during this most difficult time. Your Mom raised a most amazing and outstanding woman. God bless. Love, Diane

Posted by Diane - Victorville, CA   July 20, 2012


I grew up with Edna as my neighbor. We used to bring her May Day baskets and help her water her flowers and do yard work, etc. She was such a kind, sweet lady! I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. Please know that she was loved by many and touched many hearts.

Posted by Abby Cox - Moline, IL - Neighbor   July 20, 2012

Gary, Linda and Families:

Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. We know you face difficult days ahead. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Linnea E. Thompson & Staff - Moline, IL   July 20, 2012

Your kind smile and generous heart have touched so many lives. Thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter. You will be missed and remembered always.

Posted by Marsha Cutter - Vancouver, WA - friend   July 20, 2012


I thank you for all you did for me and making me who I am today. You were a strong, tenacious woman. I love you so much and will cherish our last 10 days together. I am happy you are now with daddy once agin mom. I love you.

Posted by Linda - portland, OR - Daughter   July 20, 2012