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Lewis O. Myhre 1890-1944


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 12/3/2013 at 23:31:52

Lewis O. Myhre
Lewis Myhre, the son of Ole and Gunhild Myhre was born at Estherville June 18, 1890. Baptized as a child he was brought up in the Lutheran faith and was confirmed by the Rev. T.C. Thompson, Feb. 5, 1905.

He was graduated from Estherville High School in 1910, and the same fall entered St. Olaf college, Northfield, Minn., from which institution he received his bachelor of arts degree in 1914. Following his graduation he taught in the high schools of Gary, Minn., and Sauk Center, Minn.

While teaching at St. Johnís Military Academy at Delafield, Wis., he enlisted in the United States army and served until sometime after the armistice. After his discharge from the army he accepted a position with the Westinghouse Electric company at Pittsburgh, Pa. While here he was married to Margaret Riddle of Pittsburgh, July 18, 1922. They have two children, Phyllis and Lewis, jr. In 1935 he was transferred by Westinghouse to New York, and in 1940 he was made manager of the X-ray manufacturing plant at Baltimore where important radio appliances for the war effort are being produced.

The extensive enlargement of the plant necessitated for this work placed a burden of responsibility upon him beyond his strength and more than a year ago he suffered a heart attack. He recovered and has carried on his work but suffered another attack on Friday, March 17, which resulted in his death Sunday [March 19, 1944] morning at 8.

Mr. Myhre has been an active worker in the Lutheran church. At Pittsburgh he served as Sunday school superintendent and choir director, and member of the building committee. At Bayside, N.Y., he served as choir director and on various local and synodical church boards. Besides his wife and children he leaves the following brothers and sisters: Sam Wicks, Austin, Minn.; Olaf Myhre, Oscar Myhre and Mrs. William Anderson of Estherville, and Mrs. H.R. Portman of Soldiers Grove, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mrs. Eric Egertson, and brother, Alfred Myhre.

Funeral services were held at Baltimore Tuesday afternoon, and at Estherville Thursday, at 1:30 from the Mrs. William Anderson home, and at 2 from the Estherville Lutheran church. The Rev. L.A. Mathre, pastor of the church and a classmate of Mr. Myhre at St. Olaf college, officiating. Interment was made at the Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 22, 1944)

Lewis Myhre Is Called
Westinghouse Executive is Victim of Heart Attack; Graduate Local School
[same as Estherville Daily News, March 22, 1944] (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, March 23, 1944)


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