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Funeral services for Ordean "Chopper" E. Edberg of Wannaska will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Riverside Lutheran Church in Wannaska. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Mickinock Cemetery and military honors will be by the Roseau Memorial Honor Guard.
Ordean “Chopper” Elroy Edberg passed away November 19, 2018 at the Warroad Senior Living Center at the age of 68; surrounded by his loving daughters and family with the support of Hospice.
Ordean was born on August 1, 1950 in Roseau, MN to Hulda (Olson) and William Edberg. He was baptized at Riverside Lutheran Church, and grew up in Skime, MN and attended Roseau High School. Chopper was drafted in the U.S. Army at the age of 20. He served overseas in Germany for about two years as an Armored Tank Crewman. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Rifle-Sharpshooter Award. When he returned home, he lived in Skime, MN and was married to Sharon Torgerson. They had two daughters, Jodi and Brandi. Over the years, Chopper worked at Marvin Windows, Polaris Industries, and doing many odd jobs helping local farmers, friends and neighbors.
Chopper loved country music and playing his guitar. He had a great sense of humor and mastered the fine art of Yodeling! He loved cooking and you could always find some kind of mystery meat brewing in his crock pot at all times! He loved spending time outdoors and being out in the Skime country. He was a free spirited, independent bachelor who enjoyed a simple life with very little attachment to material things of this world. He loved his daughters and his family very much. He enjoyed hearing about the nephew’s hunting stories during hunting seasons, and enjoyed visiting with friends.
He is survived by his daughters, Jodi (Tim) Krey of Dellwood, MN and Brandi (Suresh) Radhakrishnan of Shakopee, MN; grandchildren, Lauren, Kevin, Carter, Jordan, and Avery; sisters, Margaret (Bud) Peterson and Wanda (Jim) Huerd; brothers, Tom (Tina) Ron and Jack (Virginia). He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Donald, Dale, Cliff, Barbara; and infant brother. A special thanks to the family and friends who visited Chopper and provided support to the family these last days. Also, thanks to the Warroad Senior Living staff, especially Wendy Loken and Mary, who cared for Chopper while he lived there over the last two years.