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Myrtle E. Schroeder, 90

Myrtle E. Schroeder, age 90, of New Germany, died Friday June 19, 2009, at St. Mary’s Senior Living Center in Winsted.

She was born Aug. 26, 1918, in Camden Township, Carver County, the daughter of Albert and Bertha (Zuehl) Hafemann. Myrtle was baptized Sept. 15, 1918, and confirmed May 20, 1932, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by the Rev. Theodore Rolf.

Myrtle was united in marriage to Elmer E. Schroeder May 5, 1938, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany, also by Rev. Rolf.

A loving wife, mom, grandma, and great-grandma, church was a very important part of Myrtle’s life, and she quilted at the church for many years.

Myrtle and Elmer enjoyed farming, milking cows, and had many chickens and sold eggs. Myrtle had a large garden, canning a lot of the produce, and baked wonderful angel food cakes and homemade bread.

Myrtle worked at Tonka Toys and several other factories, and also was a cook at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Watertown for several years.

She enjoyed the card game of golf, old tyme music, and dancing. Myrtle loved to spend time with her family and friends, and was always willing to help out when needed.

She is survived by her loving family: daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Harlan Weege of Dassel; grandchildren Deborah and Tim Lynch of Mayer, and Brian and Amy Weege of Watertown; great-grandchildren Rachel Lynch and friend John Borka, Amanda Lynch, Victoria Lynch, Kendra Weege and Brendan Weege; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Norman Venske of Lester Prairie, Irene Schroeder of Hutchinson, Glenna Harris of Yakima, WA, Wilma and Wayne Swigart of Great Bend, KS, and Hulda Schroeder of Mound; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was Monday, June 22 at 2 p.m. at St Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany with the Rev. LeRoy J. LaPlant officiating. Interment was in the St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery in New Germany.

Casket bearers were Delbert Schroeder, Lawrence Schroeder, David Schroeder, Dean Loehrs, Kenneth Henning, and Lyle Hartwig.

Arrangements were handled by the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.