Myrtle Krogstad, 98Myrtle Henrietta Krogstad, 98, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
Myrtle Henrietta Krogstad, 98, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 29 at 11 a.m. at Barsness Lutheran Church in rural Glenwood with the Rev. Eileen Mehl and the Rev. Ralph Peterson officiating.
Visitation is Tuesday, February 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and on Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the church. Burial will be at Barsness Lutheran Cemetery in rural Glenwood.
Pallbearers for the service are Jeffery Krogstad, Todd Johnshoy, Dee Ann Hoverud, Kari Krogstad, Patrick Lochwood, Pamela Adams, Tom Johnshoy, Shawna Miller, Stacey Hillerud, Kenneth Moen, Sue Martin, Jonathan Krogstad, Kelli Klee, Craig Moen, Paul Johnshoy and Scott Hillerud. Lanny Barsness will serve as soloist with Delores Strommen as organist.
Myrtle, daughter of Ole K. and Theoline (Agre) Imes, was born June 8, 1913 near Echo in Yellow Medicine County. Myrtle’s mother and unborn infant sibling died in 1914. She grew up living with her grandparents until 1919, when her father was remarried.
Myrtle attended country school and graduated from West Central School of Agriculture in Morris. On December 14, 1934, Myrtle was united in marriage to Chester Krogstad at the Granite Falls parsonage by the Rev. O.J. Erickson. The couple resided in the Echo, Granite Falls and Sacred Heart area until November 1953, when they moved to a farm near Starbuck. They were blessed with five children.
In 1983, the couple made their home in the Glenview Apartments in Glenwood. Chester passed away on October 17, 1990. Myrtle entered the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck on March 6, 2002, where she continued to live until the time of her death.
Myrtle was an active member of WELCA at Barsness Lutheran Church, the VFW Auxillary in Starbuck and the Barsness Homemakers Group. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, cooking, sewing, gardening and quilting. The things she loved most in her life were wall papering, helping people, traveling, and being with family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Myrtle is survived by two sons, Cortlan (JoAnne) Krogstad, Alexandria, and Dale (Kay) Krogstad, Buckeye, AZ; three daughters, Sharon (Lauris) Johnshoy, Starbuck, Patricia (Henry) Moen, Bemidji, and Mary (Galen) Hillerud, Starbuck; half-sister, LaBonna (Galen) Skjefte, Granite Falls; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; her parents; two infant grandsons; one infant sister; her step-mother, Hannah; and three half-brothers, Raymond, Merald and Orville.
To send condolences to the family, please visit www.pedersenfh.com.
Starbuck Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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