Image    Edna Mae Dupler, age 88, of Forsyth, passed away on March 25, 2007 at the Billings Clinic in Billings.
    Edna was born on December 28, 1918 at home in Ledger.  She was the sixth child born to George and Mable (Dougharity) Eckstein.  She attended a one-room country school near Ledger before graduating high school in Conrad.
    On July 11, 1938, Edna and Ray Dupler were united in marriage in Cut Bank.  They made their home in the Conrad area before moving to Libby, where Ray was employed as a Game Warden.  With Ray’s job, they moved to Billings and later to Forsyth, where Edna continued to live until her recent hospitalization.
    Shortly after her marriage, Edna began to work as an operator with Mountain Bell Telephone.  She continued to work with this company until the invention of the rotary phone.  She then worked at the Rosebud Health Care Center in the kitchen until the time of her retirement in 1985.
    Edna was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Forsyth where she was involved in the LWML.  Edna was also a member of the Forsyth Senior Citizen Center where she enjoyed playing in the band and going on day trips.
    Edna loved spending time with her daughters and their families, especially her many great-grandchildren who called her Grandma-Great.  She was very crafty and made many wonderful crocheted gifts for her family.
    She is survived by her daughters Sharon Schaff (Leo) of Billings, Donna Cardwell (Bob) of Billings, Pat Quenzer (Dave) of Forsyth; her grandchildren, Mike Schaff (Connie), Mark Cardwell (Mary), Tom Cardwell (Lori) Sheri DeDe (Dick), Ronda Rensvold (John), Dan Quenzer (Lynette), Ray Quenzer, Jotera Knick (Mikel), Archie Threefingers, Laymond Brien (Jenna Brady), Toni Threefingers and Joni Jo Threefingers; as well as 18 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray; as well as brothers Vernon, Harry, Russell, Dick and Virgil; and sisters Esther, Mildred and Helen.   
    Visitation were held on March 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth.
    Funeral Service were held on March 28, at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Forsyth.
    Burial was held on March 29, at 11 a.m. at the Mount View Cemetery in Billings.
    Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth is in charge of these arrangements.