Anna Myhre-Anderson obituary

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Monday, January 28, 1924
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Mrs. Anna Myhre-Anderson passed away at the state hospital in Rochester last Monday afternoon, after a lingering illness. In the passing of this citizen Lyle loses one of its oldest, if not the oldest, residents of this village. When a young woman she came here from Worth county, Iowa and worked for Chas. Cole who was then in the mercantile business here and later sold his interest to J. O. Myhre. She witnessed the changes that have since taken place in the vicinity and added her share to the up building and betterment of the community. She was often busy on errands of mercy which her kindly spirit and generous disposition prompted for those less fortunate.

The death of her husband occurred in 1900 and was a severe shock but the passing of her son Theodore, to whom she looked for comfort and guidance in her declining years was a blow from which she never recovered.

Anna Kittleson was born in Nomedahl, Norway on July 4th 1847 and was at the time of her death 76 years, 6 months and 24 days old. At the age of nine years she came to America with her parents and located in Wisconsin. Two years later the family moved to Worth County, Iowa, where she resided until she came to Lyle in 1870. The trip from Wisconsin to Worth County, Iowa, was arduous one, especially for the mother who became ill and passed away before having had an opportunity of enjoying her new home. Miss Anna was the eldest of the seven children and soon new the responsibility of a home.

In 1871 she was united in marriage to John O. Myhre and to this union three children were born, namely; O. J. Myhre of Paynesville, Mrs. J. D. Nelson of San Diego, Calif., and Theodore E. deceased.

In 1903 she was married to A. H. Anderson. A year ago last fall she was taken to the hospital at Rochester where she remained until her death Monday January 28th.

The funeral was held Thursday afternoon from the Lyle Lutheran church and interment was made in the family lot at Pleasant Hill cemetery, Rev. C. S. Vang officiating.