Edna MurtoEdna Murto, 85, of Esko, Minn., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. She was born Sept. 7, 1927, in Mahtowa, Minn., to Matt and Gustava Pesonen. She graduated from Barnum High School in 1945. Edna married Rudy Murto in October 1948. Edna worked at Diamond Match for 43½ years, retiring in 1992. While there, she was active in the Matchmaker’s Local 970, serving as either president or secretary for more than 30 years. She was also active in the Central Labor Body for more than 40 years and served as its secretary for most of that time. Edna was active in the Carlton County Labor Day Celebration for more than 40 years.