Edna Karolina Drees
1915 - 1994

BORN: 14 FEB 1915
         Daykin, Nebraska
MARRIED: Victor Friedrich George JORDENING
         06 JUN 1937
         Daykin, Nebraska
DIED: 17 AUG 1994
         Lexington, Nebraska

Edna Karolina Drees was the second child born to Gustav and Mary Drees.

Edna married Victor Jordening in 1937, who was a Lutheran Pastor one year out of the Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. Victor led several parishes during the course of his ministry - all of them in Nebraska. These churches included: Immanuel Lutheran in Litchfield and Trinity Lutheran in Hazard (1937-1941), Trinity Lutheran in Jansen (1941-1946), Centennial Lutheran in Superior (1946-1957), Zion Lutheran in Red Cloud (1946-1947) and Trinity Lutheran in Lexington (1957-1977). During these years he also served on several advisory, cooperation and education boards for the Lutheran Church.

Edna and Victor had six children between 1938 and 1955.

After retiring as the pastor for Trinity Lutheran in Lexington, Victor and Edna moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where Victor was the Worship Coordinator for the Lutheran Mid-South District. In 1982, Victor and Edna returned to Lexington, Nebraska.

Edna died on August 17th, 1994 at the age of 79 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington, Nebraska.

HUSBAND of Edna Karolina Drees:
    Victor Friedrich George JORDENING


PARENTS of Edna Karolina Drees:
    Gustav DREES
    Maria "Mary" STRUCKMAN

CHILDREN of Edna Karolina Drees:
   1. Richard James JORDENING
   2. Mary Jean (NORMAN)
   3. David Lee JORDENING
   4. Kathryn Ann (NEIL)
   5. John Edward JORDENING
   6. Sarah Jo JORDENING


  The Drees Family Tree, Book II, by Elsie Spicer
  1920 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct, Jefferson Co. NE
  1930 U.S. Federal Census for Eureka Pct, Jefferson Co. NE
  1940 U.S. Federal Census for Litchfield, Sherman Co. NE
  U.S. Social Security Death Index
  OBIT: (for Victor Jordening) NDLCMS
  WEB: Find A Grave