Edna Serina Haneberg

Edna Haneberg

Edna Serina Haneberg was born on December 18, 1910 at the home of her parents John and Marie Dagsland in Holman Station, Washington. She attended school in Brush Prairie until the family moved to NE Portland in 1920. She attended Vernon Grade School and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1927.

She worked for a year and borrowing money from two relatives so she could attend Pacific Lutheran College taking a two year teaching course graduating in 1930. She taught in East Stanwood, WA for 3 years, two years in South Bend, WA (where she learned to drive) and six years in Longview, WA. She accepted a job teaching all eight grades at Bull Run Grade School in 1943 as her family had moved there in 1931 and her brothers where serving in WWII.

After dating a neighbor Melvin Haneberg off and on for 11 years, they got engaged and he went into the army. He suffered a back injury in Italy in 1944. She and Melvin married on February 17, 1945 while he was on leave and went with him for rehabilitation in CA and Colorado Spring, CO.

They returned to the Haneberg farm in Bull Run, raised berries, cared for Melvin’s mother and had three children, Ann Marie, Lloyd and Carolyn. Edna substituted and volunteered in her community and church until she returned to full time teaching in first grade at Sandy Grade in 1963 after Melvin had to have a back fusion.

They both retired in 1974 and enjoyed their beach cabin in Rockaway and community service. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Sandy Pioneer & Historical Society, Garden Club and Sandy Women’s Club, was a member of the Bull Run School board, Bull Run PTA and Home Extension and helped establish the Sandy Community Action Center and served as a board member for many years.

She is survived by her brother Melvin Dagsland of Lebanon, children: Ann Marie (Dan) Amstad, Lloyd (Mary) Haneberg and Carolyn Baxter, seven grandchildren: Steve, Teresa, Tod, Kirt, Brian, Doug and Brent and 11 great grandchildren.