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Dan & Bonnie Edder

Dan & Bonnie Edder

Dan Edder was a teen when he decided to pursue a career in funeral service. His decision was made not long after his father, a United Methodist minister, was killed in a traffic accident. The funeral director who handled the arrangements for his father's service impressed him with his compassion, attention to detail, and with the way he assisted the family. Dan spent 11 years at the Bracken Funeral Home in Corry, first as an intern and then as an employee. He graduated from Edinboro University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

Dan is married to Bonnie Burns Edder. Bonnie serves as office manager and supports Dan in many ways in the operation of the funeral home. Dan and Bonnie have been married since 1987 and have four children: David, Leanna, Rebekah and Rick.

Mary Beth Traut

Mary Beth Traut

Mary Beth Traut joined the Edder Funeral Home in 2011 after nearly thirty years in the corporate world.  She provides administrative support to the Edder team.  Mary Beth has been a lifetime native of the Girard / Lake City area.

Mary Beth developed a strong sense of devotion to our local family’s years ago after becoming one of the key founders of the Bereavement Committee at her parish.  This experience gave her a deep appreciation of the guidance a family needs during a most difficult time. She is also involved in Angel Tree which provides Christmas gifts to many of our local needy children and is on the board of the Hometown Defenders Banner Program.  

Along with her tireless involvement in the community, she is committed to her family - her partner in life, Patrick and two daughters, Alexandra and Elizabeth. 



 Left to Right Dan Edder, Bonnie Edder 

 Mary Beth Traut, Rick Edder

Richard 'Rick' Edder

Richard "Rick" Edder

Funeral Director

Rick grew up in Spartansburg, PA and at young age moved to Girard attending the Girard School District. While attending school Rick participated in many sporting events. Learning teamwork, discipline, and time management. Rick attended Mercyhurst University following high school playing football there for a year until his son Weston was born. From there Rick began work with Building Systems Incorporated (BSI) until rejoining the Edder Funeral Home staff as a full-time employee. He then attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Following an internship, he became a licensed Funeral Director in October of 2020. He married his high school sweetheart Julia Hatton in June of 2020. During his time in Girard Rick hopes to grow his current family of four and to continue the service to the community as his Father has, while creating long lasting relationships with neighbors in West County. 

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