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Alfred Myhre 1886-1940


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/3/2010 at 21:50:32

Myhre Obituary
Alfred Myhre the eldest son of Ole and Gunhild Myhre was born at Estherville, Iowa, Oct. 14, 1886. He was baptized as a child by Rev. Hagbarth Engh and at the age of 14 ˝ years was confirmed at Estherville Lutheran church by Rev. T. C. Thompson. He grew to manhood at the parental home three miles east of Estherville. He began farming for himself near the old home. On the 15th of March, 1911 he was united in marriage to Bessie Jacobson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brownwell Jacobson of Estherville. In 1922 they moved to a farm near Gruver which they had purchased, and where they have made their home since.

Mr. Myhre became ill on the 15th of October shortly after his return from an extended trip to New York and other points of interest in the east. At times he appeared to be getting stronger, but then again he had relapses.

Saturday the 6th of January he took a decided turn for the worse and was brought to the hospital in Estherville. It soon became apparent that no hopes could be held for his recovery. All that was possible was done to give him relief from pain and to make him comfortable. Besides his wife, the daughter and her husband and a sister and her husband and two brothers and their wives were at his bedside when the end came at 3:47 Tuesday morning, January 9. His pastor who had visited him frequently at his home during his last illness was also with him most of the time during his last hours. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and daughter, Mrs. Claire Coon of Lake Park, Iowa and one little grand daughter, Sandra Kay Coon, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Sam Wicks of Austin, Minn.; Mrs. Erick Egertson of Albert Lea, Minn.; Olaf Myhre, Oscar Myhre and Mrs. William Anderson of Estherville, and Lewis Myhre of New York City and Mrs. H. R. Portman of Soldiers Grove, Wis. The funeral was held Thursday, Jan 11 at 1:00 o’clock from the farm home and at 2:00 o’clock at the Estherville Lutheran church, Rev. L. A. Mathre officiating. Songs were rendered by a quartet composed of Jennie and Josephine Handeland, Lloyd Handeland and Everett Shaw and a nephew Kermit Egertson, a student at Luther seminary. Mr. Egertson also spoke briefly bringing the thanks of the family to the large assembly of neighbors and friends, for all token of sympathy and willing helpfulness to them in this hour of their deep sorrow. The pallbearers were Ed Ahrens, Lewis Harvey, Wm. Martin, Geo. Calahan, August Rosenberg and Floyd Coon. Interment was made at the Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, January 18, 1940)


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