Penter Oper Edgar, 52

Published 9:49 am Saturday, February 16, 2019

Penter Opet Edgar, 52, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

Penter was born on Dec. 20, 1966, in Pohnpei, Micronesia, to Bensis Edgar and Esiri Obed. He was raised by Saimon Edgar and Merly Dakanno. On Jan. 4, 1994, he married Colleen Julios during the Year of the Coconut on Mwoakilloa Atoll Island, also known as the Love Island. Together

Penter Oper Edgar, 52

the couple had eight children. During his time in Micronesia, Penter worked as a carpenter for the U.S. Embassy. In 1996, they moved to Guam, where he worked as a farmer. In 2003, they moved to Hawaii, where he became a fisherman until 2007, when they moved to Austin, Minnesota. Penter worked for Quality Pork Processors for seven years. He was a past member of the Baptist Church in Micronesia and was attending Grace Baptist Church in Austin. Penter enjoyed fishing, telling jokes, and making others laugh. He was well respected by Micronesians here and back in Micronesia. The most important thing to him was his family. Penter will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Survivors include his wife, Colleen Julios of Austin; six sons, Jasper Julios, Jordan Rae Edgar, Collins Edgar, William Kawika Edgar, Saimon Edgar and Kailen Austin Edgar, all of Austin; two daughters, Dailandra Edgar of Austin and Joiceleen Harry of Micronesia; five grandchildren, Destiny and Faith; two brothers, Terry Edgar and Charles Edgar; two sisters, Pansy Albert and Arjenny Albert; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bensis Edgar and Esiri Obed; parents that raised him, Saimon Edgar and Merly Dakanno; and one sister, Bersis (Harry).

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held for two prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at