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Myrtle J. Streed

April 26, 1914 October 1, 2008
Myrtle J. Streed
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Myrtle J. Streed, resident of Comforts of Home in Frederic, WI, died October 1, 2008, at the age of 94. Born the second daughter of Amanda (Moan) and A. Martin Thompson on April 26, 1914, at her parents’ farm in the Bass Lake community near Grantsburg, WI. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church. She grew up in that same community and after finishing school, worked in several homes as well as at the Gedney Factory in Grantsburg. She has told great stories of living and working on the farm with her parents and sisters as well as family gatherings with extended family where transportation was by horse and buggy or Model A Ford. Stories of the ‘summer kitchen’ were always included in her tales. Myrtle married Edwin Walter Streed in 1937. Born to that union were Jerome and Marilyn. They lived on the Streed family farm in the Bass Lake community and later moved to a farm in the Branstad community. Myrtle and Edwin worked together on the farm as they raised their two children. In 1955 after selling their Branstad farm, they moved to Frederic, WI, where Myrtle spent the next 53 years. She did domestic work and childcare, worked at Stokelys, and was very involved in baking, gardening and traveling. She enjoyed coffee gatherings and family gatherings. Several summers she and Arlene Olson spent a week at Family Bible Camp at Luther Point as well as enjoying Elder Hostel classes. She and Edwin and the Wedells drove to Alaska in 1955 on their only REAL vacation together. She traveled by bus and plane to visit family and friends in several states as well as in Europe. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Stanley; sisters, Hazel and Mabel; and husband, Edwin (in 1967). She is survived by her son, Jerome and his wife, Carol of St. Croix Falls, WI, and by her daughter, Marilyn and her husband, Jay Meador of Manhattan, KS; four grandchildren, Dan Streed, Natalie Landgreen, Bryce Anderson, and Laurie Cox; five great grandchildren; three sisters, Muriel Petersen, Fern and Violet Thompson all of Frederic, WI; two nieces and four nephews; three step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and one step great-great grandchild. Myrtle loved her flowers and yard as well as her veggie garden. Many a loaf of home baked bread came from Myrtle’s oven as well as other yummy treats. If you stopped at Myrtle’s at ‘fore-noon’ or ‘after-noon’ coffee time, you were able to sample the fruits of her labor. There was always a box of toys, handed down through the years, that was brought out for the youngsters to play with. Myrtle’s warm and cheery kitchen held many holiday get togethers. She was in her glory entertaining the family, which always included a few toddlers to cuddle and squeeze. Myrtle was a regular at Pilgrim Lutheran Church as well as circle and quilting. Myrtle loved to turn a piece of cloth into a quilt or a toy. Myrtle and her sisters have remained close their entire lives, sharing joys and sorrows and everyday life. Seldom did a day go by that they did not speak with each other. Myrtle will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Visitation will be held at Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, WI, on Friday, October 3rd, from 5-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic, WI, on Saturday, October 4th, at 10:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic, Wisconsin, was entrusted with funeral arrangements. For information call 715-327-4475.
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