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Wayne Edsall
March 22, 1929 ~
February 08, 2019
Date of Service: February 25, 2019

Ryan Naffziger
May 4, 1984 ~
February 16, 2019

Anne Dykema
November 26, 1934 ~
February 09, 2019

William Johnson
March 10, 1928 ~
February 08, 2019

Leo "Dell" Griffiths
September 2, 1960 ~
February 06, 2019

David Hospodor
November 14, 1942 ~
February 05, 2019

Eris 'Bea' Black
December 11, 1922 ~
February 04, 2019

Ron Mendenhall
February 13, 1951 ~
January 31, 2019


Online Condolences for Wayne Edsall ( March 22, 1929 ~ February 08, 2019)

February 18, 2019
My very deepest condolences to the family of Wayne Edsall. I'd like to share the timeless comfort found in the Bible, particularly 3 things you'd like to know. 1. Your loved one is not suffering. - The Bible teaches that "The dead know nothing,” and their "thoughts perish" (Ecclesiastes 9:5, Psalm 146:4). So they are not in a state of pain or suffering, On the contrary, the Bible likens death to peaceful sleep (John 11:11). 2. God is loving and can bring you comfort. - The Bible says at Psalms 34:15 "The eyes of Jehovah are on the righteous, And his ears listen to their cry for help" Notice how God listens to us. Expressing our feelings in prayer to God is more than a therapy or a helpful way to organize your thoughts. No, it's much more. You can actually cultivate a relationship with your creator, who is ready to help, and comfort you by means of his power. 3. A real hope to sustain you. So, if your loved one is in a sleep-like condition then, similarly, they can wake up. The Bible teaches of this hope called resurrection all throughout the text (Acts 24:15). Notice this text found at Revelation 21:3, 4 that explains how conditions on earth will be at that time. It states that God “will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.” Jehovah, the God of the Bible promises all these things, and more. Embracing the hope to see your loved ones again will give you the strength to cope until you see them again here on earth. If you liked what you learned, please pray to Jehovah God to learn more, and the answer might just come knocking at your door. May you have peace. — J W (orlando, FL)

February 18, 2019
My condolences to the family. May the promise found at John 11:25 give you some comfort for your great loss. Jon Genier (Gray, MT)

February 17, 2019
Harold Hamm, my late husband, was a close friend of Wayne. They had numerous long conversations re airplanes. Wayne even gave me a ride in his 1932 biplane. The aviation community will greatly miss him. — Zola Hamm (Show Low,, AZ)

February 17, 2019
My sincere sympathies to Wayne ‘s family. I only knew Wayne through the Montana Pilots Assoc functions. It was my sincere pleasure to know him. He will be missed by all of his pilot friends, whose lives were enriched by knowing him. — Mary Morris (Hampshire , IL)

February 17, 2019
My husband and I share pleasant memories of Wayne from growing up in Bozeman. Gene's dad, Harold Heiser, flew small planes and also rebuilt many planes so knew Wayne well. My dad, Jack Rosenthal, was also a Cessna owner, and friend of Wayne's. Our daughter, Alisa, also had the pleasure of meeting Wayne when she moved to Bozeman a few years ago. She loved the stories he shared with her. Our warmest wishes go out to all the family. Linda Rosenthal Heiser and Gene Heiser. Linda Heiser (Olympia, WA)

February 16, 2019
Sharon, Susan, and Steve, Just heard about Wayne. I will always have a special place in my heart for both your parents and still have "The big brown bear..." Thoughts and prayers. — Joan S (Belgrade, MT)

February 14, 2019
Wayne was a most Honorable Man. Honest, hard-working, true to his word. He dearly loved his family, his country, and his time in the air! Rest in Peace my Friend. — Jim Kack (Bozeman, MT)

February 14, 2019
May I extend my suncere condolence to Wayne’s family as well as others here. I had the pleasure to work with Wayne a number of times and found him to be a man of few words but his word was his bond. There are far too few like him-the definition of “true grit”. R.I.P. — Mike Popiel (Saint George, UT)

February 14, 2019
What a great guy, now soaring the blue skies and tailwinds in his favorite airplane forever. May he rest in peace. Cindy Younkin (Bozeman, MT)

February 13, 2019
Offering my sincere condolences. May your fond memories of moments shared with Wayne, help to ease the grief. May the "Father of tender mercies" and "God of all comfort," sustain you in this time of sorrow.-2 Corinthians 1:3,4 — D Howard (, MD)

February 10, 2019
Most honest man I ever new and the best boss a man could ever have. I am sure if I get Heaven he will be there. Perry Metcalf (Green Valley, AZ)

February 09, 2019
My name is Angela Shields Pierce. I am Skip and Sharon Shields oldest daughter. My deepest and sincerest sympathies at Wayne’s passing. He was a wonderful man whom my parents esteemed highly, as did we. We pray peace and comfort for your families at this difficult time. This man was a true overcomer! — Angela Pierce (Belgrade, MT)

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