Myrtle Elaine Wissbrod, 90, of Fergus Falls

Published 11:05am Friday, March 7, 2014


Myrtle Elaine Wissbrod, 90, of Fergus Falls, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Lake Region Healthcare surrounded by her family.

Myrtle Elaine was born June 23, 1923 at St. Lukes Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. She was the sixth daughter of Andrew and Gina Andreen (Bronvold) Refeth whom migrated from Norway. Myrtle attended schools in Duluth and had one semester of college after graduation.

She later went to Spokane, Washington and worked at an Air Force Base for Civil Service during World War II. She married George Garrison after the War and moved to Pearl, Illinois where she taught Country School for two years. She had one daughter, Christine Alaine Garrison.

Myrtle then moved to East Pearl, Illinois and worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in the Engineering Department. Myrtle and Christine moved to Duluth where she worked at KDAL Radio and TV Station. She met Arthur “Bud” Wissbrod at Myrna and Dick Scheer’s wedding.

On Aug. 25, 1962, she married Arthur Clifford Wissbrod in Duluth. The couple lived on the century family farm outside of Erhard where they shared all the chores of milking, driving tractor and flower and vegetable gardens.

She was a member of Rebekkah and Eastern Star Lodges, Grace Lutheran Church of Erhard, President of Ladies Aides and elected to Church Council for two terms.

Her hobbies included gardening, reading, playing cards, canning, crossword puzzles and Quilting. Myrtle and Arthur especially enjoyed traveling and snowmobiling together. Myrtle most of all loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Andrew and Gina; sisters, Borghild, Olga, Alma, Alice, Mable and Elizabeth; father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Ella Wissbrod and numerous brother and sister-in-laws.

Survivors include her loving husband, Arthur of Fergus Falls; a daughter, Christine Wagoner of Fergus Falls; a granddaughter, Tiffany (Boyd) Schleske of Fergus Falls; and two great grandsons, Michael and Dylan Schleske; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church

Service: 2 p.m. Monday, at Grace Lutheran Church, Erhard

Clergy: Rev. Brad Soenksen

Burial: Bagstevold Cemetery, Erhard

Funeral Home: Boschert-Norman Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Fergus Falls


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