Myrtle Lydia Alvina Sophia Bartels Busch, age 92, of Winsted, died Nov. 7, 2010, at St. Mary’s Care Center.
Myrtle was born Dec. 12, 1917, to Ernest and Lillie (Lueders) Bartels in Hancock Township, Carver County. She was baptized at home because of a snowstorm. Myrtle was confirmed March 29, 1931, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle, by the Rev. R.W. Rottmann.
She was married to George C. Busch Dec. 20, 1935, at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine by the Rev. P.J. Haupt.
Myrtle and George farmed three miles north of Belle Plaine on the Busch Homestead for all their married lives. George died at home Oct. 20, 1995.
In November 1999, Myrtle went to live with her daughter, Edna, north of Glencoe.
Myrtle did house cleaning before she married George. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and sewing. She sewed many toys and quilts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Myrtle was a member of the Ladies Aid and Circle at her church until her death.
In addition to her husband, George C. Busch, Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Lillie Bartels; brothers Willard, Earl, Ernie, Wilbert, and Merlin Bartels; sisters Lorna Williams, Muriel Long, and LuVerna Long; sons-in-law Vernon Ide and Wayne Selchow; sisters-in-law Millie Bartels and Josephine Bartels; and brothers-in-laws Herbert Williams, Verlin Long, and Elbert Long.
Myrtle is survived by two daughters, Violet Selchow of Lester Prairie, and Edna Ide of Glencoe; grandchildren Carolyn (James) Toenies of Lester Prairie, Jennifer (Loren) Vanderlinde of Maple Plain, Laura Duenow of Hutchinson, Glenn Selchow of Howard Lake, Paul (Joleen) Selchow of Priest River, ID, Douglas (Rachel) Selchow of Menomonie, WI, Teresa (Jeffrey) Brelje of Glencoe, Faye (Curtis) Anderson of Brandenburg, KY, and Ryan Ide of Glencoe; and great-grandchildren Kelli, Katie and Jacob Paschke, Valerie, Matthew and Karen Vanderlinde, Joshua, Alex and Chad Duenow, Emily and Eric Selchow, Jordan and Morgan Selchow, and Ariel and Austin Brelje.
She is further survived by a sister, Carol (James) Moorhouse of Boise, ID; sisters-in-law Dorothy Bartels, and Ruby Bartels, both of Belle Plaine, and Sylvia Bartels of Young America; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The funeral service was Friday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery.
Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine handled the arrangements.