Mary Myhre, 94, of Chaseburg, died Tuesday April 2, 2019, at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse. Mary was born to Nick and Guida Clements in rural Viroqua on August 16, 1924. She graduated from Viroqua High School in 1942 and studied at what is now Western Technical College. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Chaseburg Co-op Creamery for many years until she retired. In late 1946, she met Roy Myhre at the Casino in downtown La Crosse, and after a romance filled with dancing at the Avalon, they were married on May 24, 1947. They raised their five children in Chaseburg and she resided there until moving to Bethany St. Joe in 2016. She, along with her husband Roy, loved playing cards, boating and fishing on the Mississippi River, and feeding and watching birds, especially hummingbirds, in their quiet home in Chaseburg. She enjoyed knitting afghan blankets and slippers for her family, who all still use the scrubbies and dish cloths she made later in her life. Family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mary is survived by her five children, David (Mary) of Madison, Diane Russell of Aurora, IL, Jim (Bev) of La Crosse, Mike (Marlane) of La Crosse, and Janet Litman of Onalaska; eight grandchildren, Dawn, Nicki, Michelle, Brett, Nathan, Andrew, Hannah and Jacob; and three great grandchildren, Jessica, Addison, and Amelia.
She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her parents, and two brothers, Russell and Kenneth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday April 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Coon Valley. Rev. Matt Marshall will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's Altar Society or St. Mary's Cemetery Fund.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at Bethany St. Joe for taking exceptional care of Mom for the last three years.
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