|Birth: ||May 4, 1916|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 2008|
Myrtle M. Edquist, 91, Aitkin, died April 25, 2008 at Aicota Health Care Center in Aitkin.
She was born May 4, 1916, at Lynn Township of McLeod County, Minnesota, the daughter of Arthur and Lena (Nemitz) Schlueter. She attended country schools near Hutchinson. She moved to Aitkin in the mid 1930s and worked as a cook at the 1st Ave. Hotel. That is where she met her husband, Elmer Edquist, as he sold meat from the farm to the hotel. They married on Oct. 5, 1940, at Frazee. They moved to Minneapolis and lived there for a short time and then moved to Phoenix, Ariz. They lived there until 1945, when they moved back to the Aitkin area and helped with the family farm on Edquist Lake. They lived on the farm until 1955 at which time they purchased a home in Aitkin and moved to town. Myrtle has lived there ever since. She worked for many years cleaning homes in the Aitkin area. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and was active with the church quilters. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, doing puzzles, gardening and baking. She especially loved to fish.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Bob Edquist, Aitkin; Shirley and Lenny Heineman, Cambridge; Ardell and Jon Schmidt, Columbia Heights; Rod and Joanie Edquist, Arvada, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and brother and sister-in-law, Virgil "Bud" and Luella Schlueter, Fergus Falls. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, in 1993; and sister, Viola Lambert.
Funeral services were held April 30 from First Lutheran Church in Aitkin with the Rev. Sarah Cordray officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Lake Cemetery.
Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
Diamond Lake Cemetery
Created by: DaveVangsness
Record added: May 01, 2008
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