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Louella Myhr, 101

Louella Elvira Myhr, 101, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Edgewood Vista in Alexandria.

Louella was born August 11, 1912 in Moe Township, the daughter of Frank and Julia Foslien. Louella was baptized and confirmed at West Moe Lutheran Church near Brandon and attended District School #8. She worked in Minneapolis and Alexandria before marrying Harold Myhr on September 25, 1937 at the West Moe parsonage.

Louella and Harold rented various farms before purchasing Harolds home farm in 1943. Together they farmed until October of 2000. Harold passed away October 24, 2001.

Louella was a member of Trysil Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school. She was also involved with Ladies Aid and other church activities. When the Trysil Church closed in 1962, they joined First Lutheran Church in Alexandria.

Louella enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting and reading. She also made many quilts for family and friends to enjoy. She lived at Bethel Manor for 10 years before moving to Edgewood Vista in November of 2010.

She is survived by her son, Luther (Jan) Myhr of Farwell; daughter, Deanne (Omar) Gustafson of Alexandria; grandchildren, Desirlee (Jon) Webb of Tennessee, Todd (Julie) Myhr of Carlos, Scott (Susan) Myhr of Alexandria, Craig (Tina) Gustafson of Tennessee, and Brian Gustafson of Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Ashlee (Taylor) Walker of Tennessee, Baylee Laman of Tennessee, Stephanie (Ryan) Swiontek of Alexandria, Sara Myhr and Ryan Myhr of Carlos, Dalton, Owen and Brady Myhr of Alexandria, Taylor Gustafson of Tennessee and Grace Gustafson of Alexandria; great-great-grandchildren, Kinlee Walker of Tennessee and Carter and Aubree Swiontek of Alexandria; sister, Fyllis Flannery of Minneapolis; sister-in-law, Betty Foslien of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Myhr, five sisters, Martha, Gertrude, Clarenza, Irene and Doris; five brothers, Philip, Conrad, Reuben, Norman and Frank II; great-grandsons, Daniel and Jessi Laman; and great-great-grandson, Hudson Walker.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, June 10 at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria with the Rev. Marilee Bergerson officiating. Randy Morken was organist and Paula Odland was soloist. Interment was at Trysil Bethesda Cemetery near Holmes City. Casket bearers were Todd Myhr, Scott Myhr, Dalton Myhr, Craig Gustafson, Brian Gustafson and Jon Webb. Honorary casket bearers were all of Louellas grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;