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Minnie Ovedia Myrah


Tue, Jun 6th, 2000
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Minnie Myrah, age 100, of Spring Grove, passed away May 31, 2000 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.

She was born December 19, 1899 in Winneshiek County, IA to Ove and Mary (Benson) Aasum. She was a lifelong resident of the area. Minnie attended Mabel Public School and Mankato Business College. On January 3, 1929, she was united in marriage to Gilman O. Myrah, at the family farm in rural Mabel. Gilman passed away on March 25, 1992. She farmed with her husband on the Myrah farm in Spring Grove until they retired in 1976 when they moved to their newly built home on the SW corner of the farm and lived there until moving to Tweeten Apartments in Spring Grove. In 1990, she became a resident of Tweeten Lutheran Nursing Home where she was active in the activities of the home. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, where she was an active member of the Women’s Organizations. She was a Pink Lady at the Care Center for over 20 years and a member of the Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, quilting and crocheting until her eyesight failed her. She made many quilts and afghans for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by five daughters Eloise (Earl) Hoff of Preston, Norman (John) Munson of Edina, Ethelyn (Paul) Gensmer of Caledonia, Patricia Solberg of LaCrescent, and Marjorie (William) Parkos of Greeley, CO; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren; one great-grandson, and one sister-in-law, Thora Aasum of Spring Grove, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Gale Owen, five brothers, two sisters, one son-in-law, Charles Solberg, and one great-grandson.

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrah were held Saturday, June 3, 2000 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove with Pastor Jim Arends officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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