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Myrtle Osmonson

July 15, 1918 — April 24, 2013

Myrtle Osmonson, age 94, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Wednesday (April 24th) at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday (April 27th) at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with the Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Fosston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday (April 26th) at the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at carlinhoialmen.com. Myrtle Cordella Wold was born on July 15, 1918 in Trail, Minnesota to parents Selmer and Selma (Jacobson) Wold. She grew up near Trail and attended rural school in Eden Township. Following her schooling, Myrtle worked for Palma Wold in Fergus Falls as a cooks helper at the Lutheran Bible Institute. Myrtle was united in marriage to Blanchard Osmonson on May 18, 1940. After their marriage, they lived and raised their family on the Osmonson family farm north of Fosston. Blanchard passed away on April 29, 1966. Myrtle continued to live on the farm until 2005 when she became a resident of First Care Nursing Home in Fosston. In August of 2010 she moved to McIntosh Senior Living where she was currently living.Myrtle's faith and the word of the Lord was her light throughout her life. She lived that faith as a life-long and dedicated member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies Aid and Sunday School. She also sang with the Zion Family Singers and, for many years, with her brothers, Lloyd, Vernon and Kenneth. She also enjoyed crocheting and quilting. She made many quilts, rugs and doilies for church, family and friends. She will be dearly missed by her family and many good friends. Survivors include her six children, Bennett (Gloria) Osmonson of Gully, MN, Faye (Jack) Kroening of Bemidji, MN, Marilyn (Duane) Evje of Leonard, MN, Orlett (Larry) Hedlund of McIntosh, MN, Rosie (Jim) Goldsmith of Fosston, and Dale (Tammie) Osmonson of Gully, MN; one brother, Kenneth (Arlene) Wold of Fosston; two sisters-in-law, Carol Wold of Fosston and Ruby Wold of Fosston; 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; granddaughter, Erin; sister, Esther Sundbom; and brothers, Lloyd and Vernon.Pallbearers (Grandsons): Greg Osmonson, Cory Osmonson, Shawn Hedlund, Wade Hedlund, Carl Hedlund, Timothy Evje, and Daniel Evje.
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