Owen Parnell Myhre

Monday, February 6, 2017 5:12 pm

Owen Parnell Myhre was born April 18, 1930, and he continued to love life until he died Feb. 4, 2017.

Visitation is at Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove, Minn., from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. The funeral is at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

His parents, Rudolph and Petra (Auna) Myhre and an older brother, Alf Myron Myhre, welcomed him to their family home and farm in Allamakee County. Later, his sister, Audrey Myhre (Klankowski) joined the family. Owen lived on the family farm for 73 of his 86 years.Owen married his beloved Mildred Powell at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church June 5, 1949, where Owen also was confirmed and a very active member for his entire adult life. Owen and Mildred were married for over 67 years and had three children. A gentle man who loved people (especially children) and animals, Owen began his adult life as a farmer. He moved on to work for Four Square Coop, Land O’Lakes, and Cenex in Spring Grove, Minn., quickly moving into management positions. He was the General Manager of Cenex at the time of his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Mildred and his daughters, Bonnie (Bruce) Williams of Cedar Rapids and Laurie (Tom) Knoke of De Kalb, Ill. He also is survived by grandchildren: Kimberly (Gabriel) Barrios, Kelsea (Andy) Hoskins, Jessica (James) Witt and Jason Myhre; as well as by 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister, as well as by his son, Russell Owen Myhre, his grandson Lucas Myhre, and his dear friends Dale and Shirley Droivold.

Online condolences may be left at roblefuneralhome.com.

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