Edward C. Metcalf, age 96, of Cambridge died July 28, 2010 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Friday, August 6th at Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge with Pastor David Gerhardt officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 5th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Floodwood at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, August 7th.
Edward C. Metcalf was born February 27, 1914 in Loman, Minnesota to Arthur and Alice (Taylor) Metcalf. He was raised and attended school in Loman. On July 26th, 1937 he married Aina Nelson and they had two daughters, Leata and Sandra. Edward worked in Alaska as an electrician. He then served his country in the US Army during WWII as a Chaplain’s Assistant playing the organ for the services they held. On February 19, 1949 he married Jeanette Fors in Iowa. They made their home in Minneapolis and had three children, Daniel, Dale and Lois. Edward worked for the City of Minneapolis as a sign inspector for 25 years, retiring in 1975. Edward and Jeanette moved to Floodwood where they hobby farmed. Edward enjoyed being a ham radio operator for many years. He was an active member of Temple Baptist Church in St. Paul for many years and he put together the radio shows for the church. He also loved collecting agates and making agate jewelry, and stain glass pictures later in life. Edward was also a life long member of the American Legion.
Edward is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette; two sons, Daniel (Cathy) Metcalf of Shawnee, Kansas, Dale (Katya) Metcalf of Meadowlands, Minnesota; three daughters, Leata (Robert) Dobbs of Lyons, Colorado, Sandra (Carl) Olson of Estes Park, Colorado, Lois (Roger) Handel of Isanti; by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.