Edith Yvonne Kilen Werman Zahn was born into a Norwegian farm family in Northern Minnesota to Corinne and Alfred Kilen on March 9, 1951.
As a child, she spent much of her time outdoors, so her love for nature developed early on and carried through her life.
She graduated from Century College in White Bear Lake, MN where she studied Human Services and Communications. She also enjoyed serving as the editor of her college newspaper. Her career life consisted of writing and conducting seminars in Human Services.
Edith always had an entrepreneurial spirit and ventured into a variety of businesses in the wellness field.
Her hobbies included gardening, herbs, wild edibles and homesteading. Edith raised several flocks of chickens and especially loved baby goats!
She had four children, a daughter and three sons, whom she treasured above all else.
Edith’s sincere desire was to help people feel valued. She had a wonderful way of imparting joy to others through loving encouragement and her kind-hearted nature.
She had a beautiful soul and spread joy to others even in the midst of battling cancer. Edith truly was one-of-a-kind. The angels escorted her home to be with the Lord on January 10, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Prior Lake, MN. She was 70 years old.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Roger (Sharon) and Donald Kilen and her sister Marilyn Shalloe.
She is survived by her former spouse, Dale Werman; children, Jessica (Greg) of Prior Lake, Gabriel (Kelly Viola) of Cambridge, Daniel of Isanti and Joseph (Gina) of Karlstad; sister Connie (Gene) of Thief River Falls; brothers, Wayne(Shirley) of Newfolden and Joseph of Two Harbors; grandchildren Makayla (Chris) Mason, Kelly Marie, Jake, Haley (Blake), Corrine (Alex), Breanna, Lillian Marie, Violet, Gabriel James, Cenzio, Christine, Ann, Lola, Maiya, Miles, Lilyan Rose, Liam, Chloe; great grandchildren Mileigh, Isabelle, Noah Lee, Haizley, Noah David, Brantley, Everleigh, Lena and Darin
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