Born April 9th 1931, in McVille, North Dakota to Halvor Lofthus and Ida Gutterud Lofthus. Edna was raised on the family farm and attended school in Tolna, ND. She was married to Kenneth Vrem on October 15th 1950. They farmed on the Vrem family farm until they moved to Devils Lake, ND in 1955. Edna worked for Otter Tail Power Co. and Montana Dakota Utilities and retired in 1991.
She enjoyed her family, volunteering at church, tending her flowers and exploring her Norwegian heritage.
She is survived by her Daughter Gail (Karl) Simonyak, Grandsons Joel Simonyak and Erik (Katie) Simonyak, Cody (Chauncey Mae) Vrem and Bradley Vrem, Daughter-in-law Elizabeth Vrem and her five Great Grandchildren Burke, Vera, Charles, William, Emmalynn and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, son David, infant son, sister Irene and brother George and her parents.
Funeral Services for Edna will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Jim Paulson officiating. Burial will be beside her beloved Kenneth in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.