Wentland, Edna Lee (nee Bristol, Avalos)

Wentland, Edna Lee (nee Bristol, Avalos)

May 13, 1940 – February 9, 2017
Age 76 of North Branch. Born: Metropolis, MO. Died: North Branch, MN. Our beautiful mother passed away. We can hardly realize what life will be like without her, who was the center of everything. Her suffering (from Alzheimer’s) has ended, yet our suffering (from shattered heart) has just begun. How do we tell you about the most important woman in our life, our heroour Mom? For those of you who never got to meet our Mom Mom was very lovely, affectionate and unselfish. Besides her family and close friends, she deeply loved her gardens, dogs (Dobermans) and especially our majestic Friesian horses. She was brilliantly clever, talented and had a wonderful head for business. Her passion for KFPS/FHANA registered Friesian horses lead to the creation of Friesian Stable. Mom’s pride of her farm, gardens and horses extended to many visitors, including people passing along the highway. She would give tours of her perennial gardens, renovated 100+ year-old farmhouse and the finale was the custom-built horse barn full of Friesian horses. She enjoyed sharing her treasures with everyone. We wish you all could have met our Mom We love you Mom Becky Avalos, Leslie (Avalos) & Scott Losey, John & Carla Avalos, Jesse & Sheila Wentland Jr., 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grand-children. Survived by husband Jesse Wentland, Best Friend, Patricia (& Alvin) Tonn, many relatives & good friends. Preceded in death by parents Clyde & Elsie Bristol, sister Patricia Holmes and brother Roger Bristol. (Published in the Star Tribune on Feb. 18, 2016)