Myrtle “Myrt” Grace Dubbeldee age 92 of Pipestone, formerly of Tyler, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society in Pipestone. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 16 at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Visitation is 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in St. Dionysius Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent via www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Myrtle Grace was born May 29, 1922 on a farm site outside Arco, Minnesota to Hugh and Annie (Sturtevant) Sharp. She attended a consolidated school in Arco with her brother and sisters and graduated from the 8th grade. On November 27, 1940 she married Melvin Dubbeldee at St. Dionysius Catholic Church in Tyler. Following their marriage, they lived the first year in the Tyler area where Mel worked for Jens Jasperson in the cement plant and Myrt worked at Storks Produce. The following year, they began farming. From 1941 to 1979 they lived on the same farm located 3-1/2 miles northwest of Tyler. In 1970, Myrt began working as a nurse’s aide and continued her caring service for 17 years. She was a member of St. Dionysius Catholic Church and Marshfield Township Extension Club. Myrt worked diligently for the church suppers and tended to the landscape around the church. She was an outstanding cook and baker, and enjoyed sewing for her family. Myrt also enjoyed dancing, gardening, music, and spending time with her grandkids.
Myrt is survived by her children: Ruth (Delton) Sanderson of Ruthton, Jean (Jerry) Anderson of Shiloh, IL, Jane (Don) Stapley of Canby, Lyle (Julie) Dubbeldee of Tyler, and Janel (Jay) Stuefen of Lake Benton; grandchildren: Terry Sanderson, Dawn Anderson Schlunk, Sheri Anderson, Lynette Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Trisha Beck Anderson, Darren Beck, Zachary Dubbeldee, Jezra Kinner, Lukas Dubbeldee, Elijah Dubbeldee, Justin Stuefen, and Jenna Schrunk; great-grandchildren: Gabrielle Miles, Nathan and Kody Smith, Kyle and Emily Beck, Hannah Anderson, Michael and Landyn Anderson, Elyra and Torin Schlunk, Michael and Ellen Anderson, Avra Kinner, Huxlee and Rowen Dubbeldee, Tucker and Teagan Schrunk, and Masey Stuefen; sister Joyce “Joy” Petersen of Watertown, SD; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Annie Sharp, husband Melvin, brothers Irving and Calvin “Bud” Sharp, and sisters Ethel Johnson, Florence Christensen, Ruth Abraham, Blanche Blegan, and Iva Christensen.