Myrtle Biss, 101, formerly of Wendell and Elbow Lake, died Monday, August 9, 2010, at the Evansville Care Center.
Myrtle Amelia Biss was born in Elbow Lake on May 31, 1909, at the home of her parents, Anna and Linus Nelson. She was confirmed at the Fridhem Lutheran Church near Barrett and graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1928.
On June 28, 1936, Myrtle married Walter Biss at her parents' home near Elbow Lake. After living for six years on a farm in Delaware Township, they purchased a farm one mile west of Wendell. Myrtle and Walter were members of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake and later transferred their membership to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wendell where Myrtle belonged to the Esther Circle and taught Sunday school. Myrtle was also active in the Wendell Homemakers and served as 4-H leader for many years. After Walter's retirement in 1976, they moved to Elbow Lake.
She moved to Evansville in the fall of 1993 where she lived at the Southview Manor Apartments. She later moved to the Mill Street Residence in Fergus Falls where she lived for a couple of years before returning to the Evansville Care Center.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband Walter (1986); her parents; her four brothers, Vernon, Clifford, Waldo, and Lester; and her three sisters, Mildred, Florence, and Edith.
She is survived by her sons Wayne (JoAnn) and Larry (Kristi), both of Wendell, and daughter Lorayne (Jim) Tobin of Woodbury; sister Harriet Rice of Starbuck; six grandchildren, Chad (DiAnne) Biss, Jason (Sylvia) Biss, Nicole Tobin and friend Giovanni, Brian (Julie) Tobin, Ryan (Tina) Biss and Cory (Stacy) Biss; and four great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Regan, Hayden, and Marley. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Myrtle will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren.
Service: 2:00 pm Saturday, August 14, Trinity Lutheran Church, Wendell
Clergy: Rev. Weston Moir
Burial: Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake
Visitation: 5-7 Friday at the Funeral Home; one hour before the service on Saturday at the church