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Myrtle Wackerfuss 10/30/2012

Myrtle Wackerfuss 10/30/2012

Myrtle Evelyn Wackerfuss, age 98 of New Richmond, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Deerfield Gables Care Center.  Myrtle was born the daughter of John and Agny Pigine (Olson) Aune on November 20, 1913 in Fosston, Minnesota.  She was Baptized and then on December 16, 1929, Confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fosston.  She grew up in Fosston and at the age of 17, moved to the Twin Cities to attend Cosmetology School.  At that time, she met Walter C. Wackerfuss.  They were married on July 18, 1936 and made their home on the East side of St. Paul.  They raised four children.  Myrtle held various odd jobs through the years to help make ends meet.  She was very involved in her church, Eastern Heights Lutheran Church.  In 1978, she moved to New Richmond, Wisconsin where she became a member of First Lutheran Church.  She was very involved with the quilters at First Lutheran.  Myrtle enjoyed making Norwegian delicacies, gardening, needlework, and her pets.  She was known for her wit, and was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.  She was a unique woman who was loving and fun.  She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Agny Aune; husband, Walter Wackerfuss; and sister, Gea Engen Lewis.  Myrtle is survived by her children, Donald (Catalina) Wackerfuss, John (Lorraine) Wackerfuss, Thomas (Margaret) Wackerfuss, LeAnn (Lee) Kellaher; former daughter-in-law, Sandra Wackerfuss; grandchildren, Duane (Yumi) Wackerfuss, JoAnn (James) Quackenbush, Dawn (Michael) Franson, James Wackerfuss, Daniel Wackerfuss, Michael (Andrea) Wackerfuss, David (Carrie) Wackerfuss, Todd Wackerfuss, Mark Kellaher, Kirstin Kellaher; adopted grandchildren, Jay (Denise) Wheelock; many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 2 pm at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond.  Visitation was also Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 1-2 pm at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.  Arrangements were with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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