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E. Murray Edin, 67

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E. Murray Edin of Baldwin and Spooner died on Tuesday, July 22, at his home in Baldwin at the age of 67.

Murray was born in Pine City, Minn., to Florence and Emmett Edin on Feb. 14, 1941. He moved with the family to Hudson when he was a freshman at Hudson High School. He graduated with the class of 1959 and attended college at River Falls.

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Murray was employed with 3M Corp., St. Paul, for over 30 years until his retirement in 2000.

Murray is survived by his daughters, Amy (Michael) Johnson and April (James Swindle) Edin, both of Baldwin; grandchildren, Kinsey and Samantha Johnson and John and Nora Swindle; his brothers, Tom (Vickie), Clay (Janet) and Joel (Diane); a sister, Kaye (David) Mithum; his aunt, Lauretta Teich; eight nieces and nephews; many, many friends and his beloved dog "Jake."

He is preceded in death by his parents.

In the late '70s and early '80s Murray coached for the Baldwin Youth Hockey Association, taking them to the first state title ever, even though he had never skated. He developed lifelong friends with the players and their parents.

Murray was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors but mostly enjoyed the camaraderie of his brothers, nephews and friends. He was very well known for his hunting stories more than his hunting prowess. Murray looked forward to his annual fishing trips to Canada and turkey hunting in Viroqua.

But Murray will be forever remembered as "Uncle Mur" to his nephews, nieces and many friends who made up the circle of those he loved the most. His beautiful home in Spooner on Big Bass Lake was the center of much family fun in the summer, while he also happily welcomed guests from everywhere.

A memorial gathering was held Friday, July 25, from 5-8 p.m. at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in Baldwin. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of Baldwin.

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