Myrtle Genevieve Alsgaard

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July 7, 1923 ~ December 20, 2022

Myrtle G. Alsgaard, 99, originally Montrose, formerly Brandon, died Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Luther Manor in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral Services will be 11am, Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at the Montrose United Methodist Church, with visitation at 10am. Interment will follow at the Montrose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church. (If you still feel the need to send flowers, Bella Rosa Floral in Sioux Falls is the families contact. ~ 605-271-2637)

Myrtle Genevieve Johnson was born July 7, 1923, in Sioux Falls, SD, the daughter of James Henry and Lillie Patrina (Krogh) Johnson. She grew up and attended school in Humboldt, SD, and was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Humboldt.

Myrtle married Ernest Raymond Alsgaard on June 4, 1944. They made their home on a farm near Montrose. Myrtle was a long-time member of the Montrose United Methodist Church. She did a lot of volunteering by sewing school bags filled with school supplies and sending them overseas. She was the only one sewing the bags, she never kept count, but she made many, many of them. After the last of her 9 children graduated high school, she went to work at Jim Walter Window Components for 10 years. At that point, she was eligible for retirement but continued working, doing light housekeeping for elder friends and working at a daycare, and finally retiring at the age of 77 years.

Myrtle was a member of TOPS and she was proud of the fact that she was a KOPS for 25 years.  She met and enjoyed many friends through that group. She enjoyed reading, baking (she made many loaves of bread and cinnamon rolls), and gardening. She canned many jars of vegetables and fruits. Myrtle enjoyed sewing. She made many quilts for her family and for her church. Traveling – many times she went to Washington State to visit her cousin, Norma Parker, and to Westbrook, MN, to visit her cousin, Howard Nelson. At the age of 83, she traveled to Norway, to visit relatives with four of her children.

Myrtle is survived by her nine children, Martha McDonald, Ray (Nancy) Alsgaard, Diane Rollag, Don Alsgaard, John (Melissa) Alsgaard, Marlene (Jim) Gerber, Arlene Alsgaard, Robert Alsgaard, and Doris (Gary) Peters; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; plus, many nieces and nephews.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; her parents; sister, Dorothy Bocker; brother, Alfred Johnson; one son-in-law, three sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and one great-granddaughter.

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