Myrtle Dorothy Larson was born on April 8, 1915 to Louis J. Larson and Ida (Dahlgren) Larson near Walnut Grove. She graduated from Walnut Grove High School with the class of 1933. On September 29, 1933 she was united in marriage to Jesse D. Snyder, son of Ernest T. & Carrie Luella Snyder, in Lamberton. Jesse and Myrtle farmed north of Tracy from 1943 until they moved to a farm south of Balaton in 1965. They moved to Tracy in 1970, where Myrtle was employed as a cook at Tracy High School for 17 years. She lived at Twin Circle for many years before moving to Cold Spring to be closer to family.
Myrtle died on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring.
Myrtle is survived by her sister Florence Baack of Rochester, and daughters Gayle Snyder Pearson of Surprise, Arizona; LeAnn J. Snyder of Hackensack, and Cheryl (James) Odegard of Cold Spring. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren; Lynn (James) Pearson Hall, Leah (Eric) Pearson Hargrove, Jay D. Pearson, Marnie (Chad) Burt, Michael (Jackie) Nixon, and Matthew (Shannon) Odegard; 10 great-grandchildren; James (Megan), Kristopher, Kory and Kyle Hall; Curtis, Lauren and Paul Hargrove; Ella and Elijah Burt; and Emma Odegard and 3 great-great-grandchildren, James, Wyatt and Owen Hall; and many nieces & nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Ida, 4 brothers, 1 sister, husband Jesse D. Snyder, infant son Lyle, and son-in-law William (Bill) Pearson.
Monday, June 12, 2017
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017