Penter Opet Edgar, age 52 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System Austin. Penter was born on December 20, 1966 in Pohnpei, Micronesia, to Bensis Edgar and Esiri Obed. He was raised by Saimon Edgar and Merly Dakanno. On January 4, 1994, he married Colleen Julios during the Year of the Coconut, on Mwoakilloa Atoll Island also known as the Love Island. Together the couple had eight children. During his time in Micronesia, Penter worked as a carpenter for the US Embassy. In 1996, they moved to Guam, where he worked as a farmer. Then in 2003, moved to Hawaii and became a fisherman until 2007, when they moved to Austin, Minnesota, where Penter worked for Quality Pork Processors for 7 years. He was a past member of the Baptist Church in Micronesia and currently 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.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen Julios of Austin, Minnesota; six sons, Jasper Julios, Jordan Rae Edgar, Collins Edgar, William Kawika Edgar, Saimon Edgar, and Kailen Austin Edgar all of Austin, Minnesota; two daughters, Dailandra Edgar of Austin, Minnesota, 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; one sister, Bersis (Harry).
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 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 www.worlein.com.