- Rita P. Edstrand, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2017, due to a sudden but brief illness. She was 81. Born June 26, 1935 to Albin and Louise Hanson Edstrand.
She was the youngest of six children. She touched the lives of many in the community through her day-care of 30 years as well as her volunteer work. Beloved to all who knew her, she brought a smile to everyone's face. Her strong faith in the Lord was an inspiration to many and helped lead others to Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Walton of Augusta, granddaughter Allison Walton of Augusta, and grandson Byron Walton of Bangor, 20 nieces and nephews as well as many grand nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Marvin Edstrand, sister Avis Dahlgren, sister Arlene Akerson, sister Naida Michaud and sister Freda Durepo.
Services will be held May 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at her home church, New Life Baptist Church in Presque Isle, ME, with graveside service to follow. In lieu of flowers her family requests donations be made to EMHS Foundation c/o EMMC Cancer Care, 1 Cumberland Place, Bangor, ME 04401. www.emhsfoundation.org
Published on  April 21, 2017