A Celebration of Life and a time of sharing for Myrtle Overdahl, age 102, of St. Cloud, MN formerly of Elk Point, SD will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 2013 with a visitation starting at 5:00 PM Monday, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Pastor Matt Hebert will officiate. There will be a service at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, October 9 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point, SD; the home church of Myrtle’s baptism, confirmation and marriage. The burial will be in the church cemetery, which has been her family’s burial ground for three generations and 150 years. Arrangements are being made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud, MN.Myrtle was born January 4, 1911 near Elk Point, SD to Sivert and Anna (Satter) Eidem. She grew up on the Brule Creek on the farm settled by her Norwegian immigrant father. Myrtle graduated from high school in the class of 1928 from Augustana Academy in Canton, SD. She continued her education with teacher training at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. She loved her nine years of country school teaching in South Dakota rural districts including Lennox, Richland, North Spink, and South Sioux Falls. On June 2, 1939, she married Ernest Overdahl at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Elk Point, SD. Together they farmed in the area until they bought a farm near Worthington, MN in 1946. There, they continued farming, raised their four daughters, were members of First Lutheran Church in Worthington, and were active in the community. In 1975, they served on a mission station in Liberia, West Africa and formed lasting relationships with many Liberians. In 1991, they moved to St. Cloud, MN during which time they were members of Bethlehem Lutheran. In 2005, three years after her husband’s death, Myrtle moved to an independent apartment at Summerwood (Presbyterian Homes) in Plymouth, MN. It was worth noting that this move, at age 94, necessitated her giving up the early morning water aerobics routine at a local gym. After six years among dear and loyal friends at Summerwood, Myrtle returned to St. Cloud in 2011 where she resided at Talahi Senior Campus. Myrtle’s life was characterized by her spirit of gratitude and contentment, her love of Jesus Christ, and her desire to be a blessing to others. She expressed her creative bent in many ways throughout the years including sewing, writing, rosemaling, and painting. Her best watercolors were done in the 90s. Her 100th birthday was a memorable event that will long be cherished by her family members.She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her five siblings; Bertha Leer, Samuel Eidem, Selma Nelson, Mayme Eidem, and Amos Eidem, and her husband. She is survived by her four daughters: Solveig (Joel) Goldstrand of Plymouth, MN; Mary Ratliff of Eagan, MN; Signe (Greg) Lupfer of Amelia Island, FL; and Gretchen (Scot) Hutton of St. Cloud, MN; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.The family would like to express appreciation for the kind and considerate care that Myrtle has received at Talahi Nursing and Rehab Center, from Barbara Bollinger, M.D. of CentraCare, and with St. Croix Hospice.
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There will be a visitation from 5-7PM, Monday October 7th at the Miller Carin Funeral Home in St Cloud
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, St. Cloud MN
A Celebration of Life and a time of sharing for Myrtle Overdahl, age 102, of St. Cloud, MN formerly of Elk Point, SD will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 2013 with a visitation starting at 5:00 PM Monday, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Pastor Matt Herbert will officiate. There will be a service at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point, SD; the home church of Myrtles baptism, confirmation and marriage. The burial will be in the church cemetery, which has been her familys burial ground for three generations and 150 years. St. Paul Lutheran Churchs official address is: 31903 475th Avenue, Elk Point, SD, 57025.
Miller Carlin Funeral Home in St Cloud