Monday, March 14, 2016 5:35 pm

VIRGINIA MYHRE, 87, of Decorah, died Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Friday, March 18, at the Decorah Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave Sorenson officiating. Burial is in the Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue in Decorah, and also after 10 a.m. at the church Friday morning. Virginia is survived by her son, Dennis (Deb) Myhre, Decorah; two daughters, Debra (Gary) Smorstad, Decorah and June Thesing, La Crosse, Wis.; two sisters, Betty Mapson, Sterling, Ill. and Charlotte Ferris; one brother, Curtis (Shirley) Strien, Waterloo; five grandchildren: Sarah (Lucas) Welper, Laura (Jeremy) Ode, Alicia (Otto) Freise, Carl (Kendra) Smorstad and Eric Smorstad; three great-grandchildren: Haylie and Logan Welper and Lee Freise along with many nieces and nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “abby” Myhre, Nov. 23, 1994; her parents, Carl and Verla (Schara) Strien; father- and mother-in-law, Olaf and Cecelia (Melbostad) Myhre; brothers-in-law: Robert Mapson, Dean Ferris, Carlton (Clara) Myhre, Clarence (Ruby) Myhre, Milford Myhre, Kenneth Myhre, Odell (Karen) Myhre and Wayne (Madeline) Myhre; son-in-law, Thomas Thesing.

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