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Myra M. Piepenburg

Myra M. Piepenburg, age 87, of Dassel, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

A memorial service will take place Saturday, Feb. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel, with time to gather with family and friends for one hour preceding the service. The Rev. John Peterson will officiate at the memorial service. An interment of the urn will be at the Dassel Cemetery in the spring.

Myra was born Aug. 31, 1920, to Andreas and Olga (Peterson) Knutson in Danielson Township, south of Grove City, where she also grew up and went to school.

Myra married Floyd Piepenburg March 16, 1946 at the Arndale Parsonage near Grove City.

During their marriage, Floyd and Myra lived in various towns in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, due to Floyd’s job. In 1958, they settled in Dassel and made their home there until 1993, when they retired and moved to Litchfield.

Upon the death of Floyd in 2001, Myra moved back to Dassel, where she made her home until recently moving to the Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.

In her younger years, Myra enjoyed dancing and snowmobiling. As she grew older, she enjoyed reading and playing cards. She was a wonderful cook, and was always trying new recipes for Floyd.

Myra is survived by her children: Ron (Barb) Piepenburg of Litchfield, Suzanne Hicks, and Michael Piepenburg, both of Dassel; grandchildren Toni and Angela Adams, Christopher (April) Piepenburg, Heather (Chad) Behnken, all of Aurora, Colo., Zachary Piepenburg of Litchfield, Miranda Piepenburg (Mark Harbarth) of Hutchinson, and Alexandria Piepenburg of Dassel; and great-grandchildren Cole Piepenburg, Ryan and Taylor Worley, Darby and Delaney Behnken, and Riley Melcher and Lily Harbarth.

She is further survived by a brother, Allen (Loyce) Knutson of Grove City; sisters Adeline Buck of Litchfield, and Evelyn (Fritz) Livesay of Big Lake, Alaska; and many other close family members.

In addition to her husband, Floyd, Myra was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Jerome.

The Johnson Funeral Home of Dassel handled the arrangements.