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Myrtle Sather

May 23, 1926-Dec. 10, 2008

Myrtle Sather, 82, of Ulen, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.

Myrtle Loretta Tweiten, the daughter of Christian and Gina (Braseth) Tweiten, was born May 23, 1926 in Ulen, where she attended school and graduated with the class of 1944. Following high school, Myrtle moved with her sister to Texas, where they worked in a factory sewing flack jackets for the United States Army.

After moving back to Minnesota, Myrtle began doing typesetting for the Moorhead Daily News. On Dec. 3, 1949, Myrtle was united in marriage to Kermit Sather. The couple made their home in Ulen and were blessed with two children, Suzanne and Gene. Kermit died in 1994, and Myrtle continued to live in her home in Ulen until May 2008, when she moved into the Viking Manor Nursing Home in Ulen.

In her younger years, as a self taught pianist, Myrtle would often accompany her husband, Kermit, on the guitar. She was an avid sewer and quilter and often volunteered at the nursing home. Myrtle also enjoyed gardening, baking, and canning and loved playing bingo. She was a life long member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was very active with the quilters.

Surviving Myrtle are her daughter, Suzanne (Bryce) Forsythe of Dent, Minn.; a son, Gene (Sandy) Sather of Romona, Calif.; six granddaughters; 13 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Deloris Hilde of Bismarck, N.D., and Betty (Jerry) Nelson of Aurora, Colo.

In addition to her husband, Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, LaVerne and Ray; and two sisters, Evelyn and Gladys.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen, with the Rev. Rolf Aanestad officiating. Pallbearers were all of Mytle's granddaughters, Sara Carney, Amy Forsythe, Erin Forsythe, Angela Jaquez, Carmen Hitterdal and Christine Varga. The quilters group at Bethlehem Lutheran Church served as honorary bearers. Burial was in West Bethlehem Cemetery, Ulen.

Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson Funeral Home in Twin Valley. An online guest book is available at