Mass of Christian Burial for Gerald “Jerry” Edwards, 78, of Milroy, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow the luncheon with military rites at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Milroy.
Gerald “Jerry” Michael Edwards was born on July 17, 1945 to Vincent and Elsie (Hagedorn) Edwards in Milroy, MN. He grew up in Milroy, MN and graduated from Milroy High School on May 29, 1964. Upon graduation he entered into the United States Air Force and was stationed in Grand Forks, ND. After being discharged from the Air Force he spend some time in the VA hospital until eventually returning home to Milroy, MN. Shortly after returning home he met and fell in love with Susan Metz. The couple was married on August 28, 1971 at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall, MN. Following their wedding the couple lived in Marshall, MN for a short time before making their forever home in Milroy, MN.
Jerry and Susan lived a wonderful life together. The couple loved to travel and take camping trips. Susan was the light of Jerry’s world. To show Susan how important she was to him Jerry would have supper ready while she was working. Gerald was an avid sports fan and took every opportunity he had to play cribbage and pool. He also had a passion for Minnesota sports teams particularly the Twins and Vikings. Jerry’s sarcasm and wit will be missed everyday.
Gerald passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 8, 2023 surrounded by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Susan Edwards; brother Roy (Helen) Edwards; siblings-in-law John (Nelda) Metz, Daniel Metz, Robin Metz; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents Vincent and Elsie (Hagedorn) Edwards, siblings Leo, Mary, Kenny, Donny, Delores, Audrey, Chuck, and James; brother-in-law Larry Metz; sister-in-law Carol Edwards; mother and father-in-law Deloris and Walter Metz; special friends Vicki Wurscher and Arnie Kent.
Horvath Funeral Directors