Services for Ivan “Butch” D. Edwards, age 82, of Primghar who passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. His funeral service was at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.
Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.
Visitation with family present was from 5 – 7 P.M. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.
Ivan Duane “Butch” Edwards was born on June 24, 1939, in Anthon, Iowa to Ivan Elliot and Helen Irene (Chase) Edwards. He attended school at Grand Meadow in Washta, Iowa. He enlisted into the United States Army on November 28, 1964, and was honorably discharge on December 16, 1970. Butch served two tours in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and was also stationed in Augsburg, Germany. On November 30, 1968, he was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Miller in Temple, Texas. The couple made their home in Primghar. Butch worked most of his career at Rosenboom Machine and Tool as a fabricator. Ruth preceded him in death on April 2, 2009. Butch remained in Primghar until entering Community Memorial Health in Hartley in 2020. He passed
there on Friday, July 9, 2021.
Butch was known for his green thumb and, and he could grow anything! When they were younger, he and Ruth loved to dance. Anyone who knew Butch also knew his most favorite pastime was giving everyone a hard time!
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Missy (Jeff) Hattermann of Primghar, Angela Wilson of Mesquite, Texas, Stormie Edwards of Sheldon, Iowa, Brandie (David) Van’t Hul of Hospers, Iowa, and Jon (Connie) Edwards of Wahoo, Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren with two more on the way; siblings, Deloris Brown, Sally Joines (Merlin Frey), Lorna (Bernie) Bennett, Carol (Bryan) Peterson, Deb Stevens, Patrick Edwards, Darrell (Maria) Edwards; also, many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Ruth, siblings, Mary Ripple, Donna Johnson, and Michael Edwards.