Edmund Elkjer - November 30, 2012Edmund Elkjer, 82, of Kingwood, Texas, died at his home on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. His ashes will be interred at a later date in the Carl Petersen-Elkjer family plot located within the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, three miles north of Hampton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com. Solt Funeral Home of Central City is in charge of arrangements.
Edmund was born on Nov. 8, 1930, in Aurora, Neb., the son of Alfred and Barbara Elkjer. Edmund was baptized and confirmed in the Immanuel Danish Lutheran Church north of Hampton and raised in Hamilton County, attending rural school districts 81, 20 and 93. His high school education was obtained in Hordville and Central City, graduating in 1948 from Central City High School.
In January of 1949, he enlisted in the USMC and served in California, North Carolina and Korea, before being released from active duty in May of 1952. For the next three years he was employed in Central City by Nordstedt Clothing Company and the Buckeye Manufacturing Company. In December of 1952, Edmund and Ann Faeh were joined in marriage at the First Presbyterian Church in Central City. Their family relocated to Lincoln in 1955 to allow Edmund to attend the University of Nebraska and obtain an engineering education while working for United Airlines in Lincoln. In 1958, their family relocated to San Francisco; where Edmund changed employers to Western Electric in Burlingame and Sunnyvale, Calif. A 1970 company transfer found the family living in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Edmund retired in 1985 from Western Electric and Pacific Bell as a system manager for detail engineering in the Los Angeles area, then moved to Payson, Ariz., where he pursued his genealogy hobby. In 1995, the family moved to Kingwood, Texas.
Edmund is survived by his wife, Ann, of Kingwood, Texas; his daughters Renee, Tamara, and Lori; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.