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Alveda Myhre

Alveda B. Myhre, age 93, of Hawick, Minnesota, died Saturday morning, October 15, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Saturday October 22, at Peterson Brother Funeral Home in Willmar, Minnesota. Interment will be in the Spicer City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. (www.petersonbrothers.com)

Alveda Barbara Myhre was born on October 21, 1922 in Sanborn, Minnesota, the daughter of Adelheid E. (Weber) and George L. Kosel. She grew up in that area and received her education. On September 10, 1940 she married Harold Madsen at Springfield and they made their home in Springfield for a short time. In about 1945 they moved to the New London/Spicer area. Alveda worked at AMPI in Paynesville for several years, Rice Hospital in Willmar doing housekeeping and later at the Willmar State Hospital also doing housekeeping. Harold died on August 12, 1973. On May 22, 1981 Alveda married David Myhre in Pine City, Minnesota and they made their home in Spicer. After David and Alveda were married they traveled during the winter months to various places until they decided to spend the winters in Arizona. Due to Dave's failing health they made their year round home in Hawick. She began doing volunteer work at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Paynesville during the summer until 2002. Alveda loved being with family and friends and took pride in the achievements they made. She enjoyed crosswords, Cryptoquip, reading and many other hobbies.

She is survived by three sons, Harold (and Peggy) Madsen of Hawick, Richard (and Julie) Madsen of Willets, California, and David Madsen of Hawick; three daughters, Sharon Nelson of Shell Lake, Wisconsin, Barbara Madsen of Eden Prairie and Debra (and Lyle) Nelson of Brooten; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Madsen of Seattle, Washington, and Vicky Madsen of Willmar; and one step-son, Wesley (and Marsha) Myhre of Minneapolis. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Linus Suess of Hector, besides other relatives and friends.

Alveda was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sons, Arvid and Gary Madsen; one grandson, Zebulan Madsen; two brothers, Leonard and Herb Kosel; and seven sisters, Lucinda Summers, Dorothy, Ann Weidl, Mildred Foster, Ellen Glimpse, Iolanda Suess and Henrietta Blomquist.

Cemetery Details

Spicer City Cemetery
577 Agnes Street West
Spicer, MN, 56288



OCT 21. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


OCT 22. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Funeral Service

OCT 22. 01:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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Alveda and Harold were and are among my most treasured memories, along with their family that were all home when I went to their home my very first year in the work. It was there Marjoirie Olp, my first companion, had my very first mission. So memories fill my heart as I hear about Alveda being called 'Home", and she surely lived a full and useful life. My sincere love and sympathy to each of the family. Not having health to cotntinue in the work I married Roy Droel who recently passed away. Betty (Weiland) Droel

Betty Weiland Droel - October 16, 2016 at 02:05 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Kim and Billie Madsen and family purchased the Roses For Sympathy for the family of Alveda B. Myhre.

Kim and Billie Madsen and family - October 17, 2016 at 02:45 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our whole family loved Alveda. We are blessed for having her in our life. She was a mother in Israel. We will sorely missed her beautiful, cheerful, smiling countenance and kind and loving spirit. She was a faithful handmaiden of God. We feel the loss and sadness of her family.With love and heartfelt condolences,Merlin, Myrna and family

myrna nelson - October 17, 2016 at 04:39 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts go to you at this time, Shay Neumann & I arrived this afternoon in Missouri, remembering very pleasant days in the field with Joe Hobbs in 1981, and many kindness's in the years since...our thoughts will follow your days there, kindest greetings & sympathy, Jon Knochenmus

Jon P Knochenmus - October 17, 2016 at 05:47 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Alveda was a special lady....she will be missed by many. I'm sorry I won't be able to come. I will be in Texas. Know our thoughts will be with you.

Janelle Erickson - October 17, 2016 at 06:15 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Bob Arlen (From Sharon), Mary, Perry, Donna, & Brad purchased the Floor Plant for Sympathy for the family of Alveda B. Myhre.

Bob Arlen (From Sharon), Mary, Perry, Donna, & Brad - October 17, 2016 at 08:08 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I have many good memories of Alveda. I loved her happy ways and her zest for life. She has kept in touch with me through the years and her letters were always encouraging. It is sweet to think of her now going on to fully enjoy the eternal things that gave her joy and peace on earth. Love sincere, BethArlene Pierce

BethArlene Pierce - October 17, 2016 at 08:22 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Barbara, my deepest sympathy in the Loss of your dear Mom. I remember the time when you brought your Mom to our Bus Driver Banquet and I took a picture of you and your Mom together. You both looked so happy, I am glad I did meet your Mom. It is a big loss for you, I am praying for you !Barbara Rau

Barbara Rau - October 17, 2016 at 09:40 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Through thick & thin, a wonderful, Kind heart kind of friend. Many cherished memories left behind. I will remember her for all my life! Kathy Porterfield

Kathleen Porterfield - October 18, 2016 at 02:10 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you at this time. Of course this finds me reflecting back to many good times we had when we were "kids" and lived in Spicer. I always enjoyed your mom and know you will miss her. Cherish your memories and hold tight to each other. Sending love, hugs, thoughts and prayers to you.

Glenn and Lois (Pratt) Benson - October 20, 2016 at 06:11 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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