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Myrtle Annette Bellingham


Wed, Oct 16th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Myrtle Annette Bellingham passed away of natural causes on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Ostrander Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Myrtle Annette Nelson was born September 2, 1923 in York Township, Fillmore County,MN. to Nikoli “Nick” and Kristine (Skogen) Nelson. She grew up on the family farm, attended Liberty rural school near Greenleafton and graduated from Preston H. S. in 1941. She moved to Washington,D.C. in 1942, where she was employed at the U.S. Mint., returning to Minnesota in 1945. Myrtle was married on February 1, 1948 at Bloomfield Lutheran Church in Ostrander to Robert Bellingham. The couple farmed in Bristol Township in rural Harmony, before transplanting to Georgia in 1959. Myrtle was employed as a bookkeeper for her husband Bob’s wheel weight manufacturing business and several other companies. They also lived in Arizona, Iowa and Florida. Mr. Bellingham died on July 5, 1972. Myrtle moved to Rochester,MN. in 1973 where she was employed at the First National Bank for a number of years. She retired in 1988 and went to Stewartville where she lived until moving to Ostrander Assisted Living in 2005. Myrtle loved music and her church and was a church pianist/organist in several churches over the years and sang in the Trinity Lutheran Church choir in Rochester for 12 years. She was currently a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander and a past member of the Stewartville Senior Citizen’s. Myrtle loved traveling and especially enjoyed a trip with her brother George to Norway, sightseeing and meeting relatives. She enjoyed visiting with friends and especially enjoyed times spent with her family.

Myrtle is survived by sister-in-law - Marion Meinen Nelson and brother-in-law - William (Bill) Bellingham as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband - Robert, her parents, five brothers and two sisters - Oscar, George, Herman, Richard, Albert, Nora and Bertha and a nephew – Delvin Nelson.

The funeral service for Myrtle A. Bellingham, 90, of Ostrander,MN. will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday(October 19, 2013) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with Rev. Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will be at St. Matthew’s Cemetery in rural Granger,MN.

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5:08:30, Oct 17th 2013

Tom Benson says:
She was a special person, spreading good cheer wherever she went...she was a special cousin to my mother, Ella Skogen Benson.


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