At twelve-years-old she moved with her family to Wauconda, Wash. While living in Wauconda, she met the love of her life, Les Schertenleib, whom she married on Dec. 18, 1942, at the age of 14. After they married, Edna and Les farmed and ranched at Wauconda.
In the early 1960’s they purchased land south of Tonasket where they started an apple orchard. Edna managed the orchard until they sold it and retired.
Edna cared deeply about health care issues in her community which moved her to become a hospital board member for 25 years. She was passionate about baking and quilting. Sharing many of her pies and quilts with friends and family. If you didn’t find Edna in the kitchen baking one of her champion apple pies, you would find her fishing at Bonaparte Lake or fighting bears in a huckleberry patch.
Edna is survived by her son, Marv (Karin) Schertenleib of Omak; great-grandsons, Brandon and Blaine Braunschweig; son, Mel (Patty) Schertenleib of Tonasket; grandson, Kory (Stephanie) Schertenleib of Tonasket; great-grandchildren, Tyson and Kara; daughter, Marcia (Steve) Henneman of Wauconda; grandson, Chad (Jamie) Henneman of Vanhorn, Texas; great-grandson, Beau; granddaughter, Lesli (Jeff) Koplin of Tonasket; great-granddaughters, Madison and Sydney; sister, Stella Windsor of Curlew; and brother, Sunny Rounds of Wauconda.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, loving husband of 69 years, Les Schertenleib; sisters, Louise Gerken and Elaine Anderson; and granddaughter, Stephanie Schertenleib-Braunschweig.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Wauconda Cemetery on Saturday, July 26, 2014. A lunch/fellowship will follow at the Wauconda Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to in honor of Edna to the Wauconda Cemetery, 3 Summer Rd., Tonasket, WA 98855 or the Wauconda Community Hall, PO Box 4, Wauconda, WA 98859.