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May 6, 1938—March 16, 2019

   TOMAH - Eda Fernandez Concepcion of Tomah, Wisconsin, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16th, 2019.

   Born in Manila, Philippines on May 6th, 1938 to Nicanor and Eulalia Fernandez, Eda is the third (3rd) child and grew up with seven siblings (that survived out of 15).

   She completed her Secretarial Course from the Philippine College of Commerce.

   Married at age twenty two (22) and widowed at age thirty eight (38), Eda juggled the role of a father and a mother to her daughters, Edith and Emma, with awesome determination.

   Eda was an outstanding and dedicated employee of Globe Telecom for 36 years. She was also a long standing Union Vice President and was a fierce negotiator making sure the Union members received the best benefits that management can provide.

   Eda retired on March 20th, 1996 when she decided to migrate to the United States to be with her youngest daughter, Edith Wagner and still be in close proximity to her elder daughter, Emma Mendoza who resides in Canada.

   Eda is happiest when taking care of her family and grandchildren. She is a prayer warrior for her family – constantly lifting them up to Almighty God in fervent prayer.

   Eda is survived by daughters, Edith Wagner and Emma Mendoza; son-in-law, John Paul Wagner; grandchildren, Yula Hurford and her husband Andrew Hurford; grandsons, John Benedict Wagner, Edward Nathaniel Wagner and great-granddaughter, Penelope-Grace Hurford.

   Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah. Pastor Scott Mann officiated. Family and friends were invited for visitation on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Tomah.

   Online condolences are available at

Torkelson Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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