Ed H. Arends
August 10, 1925 - October 31, 2017

Place of Birth : Ellsworth, Minnesota
Residence : Williston, North Dakota Most Recently of Billings
Age : 92

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C'Dale (Jenner McBride) Jore
December 31, 2017 | Williston, North Dakota

I am sorry for your loss. Ed installed flooring for my McBride Decorating business. He was a nice man! And of course, the great music he helped keep alive!! May God bless you with lasting memories! With sympathy, C'Dale & Phil
Glen & Annette Beard
November 13, 2017 | Watford City, North Dakota

Dear Family, Glen has so many memories of Ed and your family. He felt with sincere admiration we need to send our sincere sympathies. Your story of Ed is wonderful. He was really a part of the greatest generation. Serving for our country was amazing and we thank you. I pray as the days follow your sorrow will be less and remember your Dad with a smile. Sincerely Glen Beard and Annette Beard
Jenelle Loomer
November 11, 2017 | Buffalo, Wyominf

Alma, Bob and family, my sincere sympathy in the loss of Ed. He was such a good friend to my dad, Bill Hamre and I know you will miss him as much as I do dad. I always enjoyed visiting with Ed.
Tim Lebsock
November 8, 2017 | Williston

Alma, Lynn, Wes, Sharon, Bob, Phillip, Marlene and Alice, please accept our sincerest sympathy on Ed's passing. You are in our prayers, we are sorry we missed the service I did not see this until today. God Bless you all.
Susan Arends DiGiacomo
November 8, 2017 | San Marcos, CA

My prayers & condolences to you Alma and the family. Your newest guardian angel has his wings!
Cheryl Bean-Ekblad
November 7, 2017 | Minot, ND

Alma and Family:
We are thinking about you and sending our condolences at this sad time. I have wonderful memories of your sweet family living across the street from us on 8th Street. God bless you all.
Val Gorder Trumpower
November 6, 2017 | Williston

Alma and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was always so much fun to visit with, and always had a ready smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Shirley Fender
November 5, 2017 | Lincoln, ND

RIP my friend. Alma, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I will always remember him and his sense of humor.
Robert & Louise Halseth
November 5, 2017 | Williston, ND

Ed touched many lives. Your loss will be felt by many.
Our sympathy to all.
Revs. Philip and Vickie D. Arends
November 5, 2017 | Cleveland, , TN

We want to thank everyone for their prayers, comments and deeds in this time of sadness. We are not able to attend Dad's funeral but, want to remember him as he was the last time we saw him.
We had many good times with Ed and Alma the four and a half years we lived in Williston. Times of laughter and learning from Ed as we traveled and took them to Drs. appointments and out to dinner. Ed loved to tell the history about places we visited and we loved hearing about them.; Long Creek, Spanish Point, living on the Missouri River, Minot, Billings, Buford (old ski slope), Bismarck and many others. We heard the story of how mom and dad met and fell in love -A Special Memory they shared with us. Dad, We are missing you but we'll meet you again at the feet of Jesus! Love, Philip & VickieD
Debbie Hayden
November 4, 2017 | Alexander, ND

Dear Alma, Lynn,Wes, Sharon, Bob, Philip, and to Ed's extended family: My sincere sympathy to you all. Ed was a joy to be around, a real gentleman. I loved seeing him and Alma when they lived here. He will be sorely missed. I know Jesus received Ed with open, loving arms.

Love to you all.
Angela Hallesy
November 4, 2017 |

So sorry to hear that Edwin is no longer with us. I have missed Alma and Edwin since they moved. Prayers for Alma and family. His sense of humor was the best.
Daryn & Dottie
November 4, 2017 | Zahl, Nd

So sorry for your loss. We so enjoyed visiting with Edwin and Alma. He will never be forgotten. Sympathies to your entire family
Sharon Paschke
November 4, 2017 | Williston, ND

My thoughts and prayers to Ed's family. I always enjoyed visiting with Ed and hearing his many stories.
Nancy Hoffelt
November 3, 2017 | Williston, ND

My sympathy to your family as you mourn the loss of one so dear. Always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Ed. His cheerfulness and good sense of humor brightened the day whenever you met him. Really missed seeing Ed and Alma after they moved. God Bless Ed’s memory and his family.
Pam Arends
November 3, 2017 | Thornton, Colorado

You were always a wonderful man to me and always had a way of making me feel welcomed to the family from the first time we met! I will forever miss those wonderful late nights eating peaches and vanilla icecream with you! We have so many fond memories that make me smile! You will be missed..
Loren Miller
November 2, 2017 | Williston, ND

I was sorry to hear about Ed's passing. Ed and I worked together at Conlin's Furniture in the 1980's. Ed and I worked on the delivery truck and we got to know a lot about each other's family. Ed was a great guy who always liked to visit and have a cup of coffee. Our sympathy goes out to Ed's family.
Dan & Judy Mckenzie
November 2, 2017 | Bakersfield, California

Beautifully written obituary....so fitting for a beautiful person....my Uncle Edwin....I read this with many tears....many wonderful memories....he was like a father figure to me and my brothers...as we lived across the street from one another for years....prayers for you Alma and my dear cousins..we love you....sending many hugs your way.....Judy Dan & Family?
Paula Schilke
November 2, 2017 | Williston

Got to know Ed when I worked at Bethel. He then came in to Horizon to pay his gas bill and we rekindled our friendship. I so looked forward to him coming in, we would always visit longer than we should have, on company time. He was quick to smile and be funny, always told stories of his kids, his military service and his travels. He enjoyed having a few pieces of candy out of my candy basket. Quite a guy, my life was blessed to be able to call him a friend of mine. Take care. The world lost a good man.

Darlene Benth
November 2, 2017 | Williston, ND

Alma & family, So very sorry to hear of Ed's death. I always enjoyed visiting with him at Cardiac Rehab. We missed you two visiting us at Elite. He always had a joke or a story to share. Our Sincere sympathy. Merrill & Darlene

Ed H. Arends

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His Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 AM on Monday, November 6, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Williston. Rev. Brian Knutson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edwin’s memory can be made to RiverStone Hospice in Billings.


Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM and for the hour preceding the service at the church on Monday.


Interment with military rites will be in Hillside Cemetery following the funeral service.