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Marion Lorraine Myhre Kaltvedt 1922 - 2005


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/31/2014 at 23:35:30

Marion Lorraine Kaltvedt
Spirit Lake – Celebration of Life services for Marion Kaltvedt were on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Interment followed at Estherville Lutheran Cemetery in Estherville.

Marion Lorraine Kaltvedt was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Sioux Falls, S.D. and was lovingly adopted into the heart and lives of Olaf and Hattie Myhre as their only child. To quote an article from the Estherville Enterprise, “Mr. and Mrs. Olaf Myhre wear a smile that won’t wear off wince welcoming to their home last evening a little baby girl from the Lutheran Home at Sioux Falls. Little Marion is two months old and is a beautiful little lady.” Dated April 12, 1922.

She grew up on the Myhre homestead farm N.E. of Estherville where her grandfather Ole Myhre had settled after coming from Norway. Marion’s life was a full and happy one as she enjoyed life with her parents, friends and many cousins riding her horse and having Farm Fun! She attended school in Estherville and graduated from high school there.

She married Lester Kaltvedt March 10, 1940 and through the years was blessed with six children. To the delight of us all, in 1962 the folks bought a cottage on the East Shore of Spirit Lake and great memories were made with the many years of fun on the waters of Big Spirit! All of course only after the many summer chores were done on the farm such as the dreaded WALKING BEANS!!
Mom and Dad moved off the farm and lived in Estherville a few years before buying their home on East Okoboji where they have lived since 1976.

They bought a motor home and enjoyed some extensive traveling, including trips to Europe. The warm winter son lured them to spend part of the year in Arizona which they enjoyed for over thirty years. They loved to entertain us all when we came to AZ which usually included a day’s trip to the mountains with a picnic at the lake! Each of the grandchildren was given the gift of a trip to AZ to celebrate their graduation from high school. That was quite an occasion in each of their lives.

Mom liked doing many kinds of “handwork” as well as watercolor painting. She was also an extensive reader. She enjoyed being a volunteer at the hospital until Dad became housebound. She cared for him in their home the last two years of his life. We will always be grateful to her for that. We love you Mom and will hold you close in our hearts and memories!

Marion passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at her home in Spirit Lake [Okoboji?] at eighty-three years of age.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Judy and Jim Valen of Spirit Lake, Karel and Sam Cannon of Dayton, Ohio, Holly and Albert Sherling of Estherville, Robin and Rush Wierman of Phoenix, Ariz.; sons, Gene and Kay Kaltvedt of Estherville, Larry Kaltvedt of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jeff Valen (Mieca), Jarret Valen (Traci), Jennifer Dalton (Sean), Brett Kaltvedt (Tracy), B’ann Jones (Chris), Otis Kaltvedt, Kyle Kaufman (Chasity), Kristi Van Hauen (Terry) and Camy Dillard (Ron); seventeen great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold of Rockford, Ill. and Leon of Alexandria, Minn.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lester; two great grandchildren, Stephen Dalton and Katie Kaufman. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, October 25, 2005)


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