MYRTLE J. MULLINS

myrtle-mullins-web-photo.jpgMyrtle J. Mullins, of Mora, died Friday, November 23, 2007 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora. She was 80 years old.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM, TUESDAY, November 27, 2007 at the Henriette Community Church. Pastor Dave Dwyer will officiate the service. Burial will be at the Henriette Cemetery. Visitation will be held form 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday at the Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. There will also be visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday.

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Myrtle J. Mullins was born October 6, 1927 in Pine County to William and Louise (Schliep) Brackenbury. She grew up on a farm in the Pokegama Township area during the depression times. She was the 5th of 7 siblings and had attended country school. Then she went on to attend Pine City High School and graduated in 1946. She worked at a grocery store that first year after graduating and during that time she met her future husband Robert Mullins at Schwartzwald’s Dance Emporium. Eventually they married in December of 1947. To this union two daughters were born. Myrtle and Robert lived in Pine City on Woodpecker Ridge for a few years before buying a farm by Henriette where they continued to reside for 35 years until Robert passed away.

In 1973 Myrtle started working at Woischkie’s Island Resort, cooking all those wonderful meals that were on the menu for the guests. Then, starting in 1978 she started working at Lakeside Nursing Home in Pine City as nursing assistant, and continued to work there until retirement age.

After retirement, and the passing of her beloved husband Robert, Myrt sold the farm and moved to Mora. She still had energy to burn and felt she couldn’t just sit and be retired, so she found a little part time job at the Kanabec Publication and worked there for several more years. She then moved on to work at the Senior Dining Site in Mora, helping out in the kitchen and fixing the Meals on Wheels for delivery. Slowing down her pace a little further, she then worked at the Kanabec History Center for a few hours a week.

Myrt had many hobbies. She loved outdoor things such as vegetable gardening, flowers, and keeping her yard pretty. Indoor hobbies were reading, sewing, needlework, and especially artwork projects for church. Myrt loved old movies, nostalgic books, her family and grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Louis Carpenter and Marie Boals; and husband Robert.

Myrtle is survived by two daughters Barbara McNamara of Fargo, ND, and Audrey (John) Walberg of Ogilvie, MN; five grandsons Collin McNamara, Garrison Walberg, Joseph Walberg, Nathan McNamara and Jeffrey McNamara; two great-grandchildren Jada McNamara and Kaia Hass. Myrtle is also survived by two brothers Ralph Brackenbury of Pine City and Elmer (LaVona) Brackenbury of Hinckley; two sisters Ruth (James) Mattson from North Branch and Violet Maki for New Brighton; plus many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

May you live long with the Lord and in peace.

Music at the funeral service was provided by Judy Dwyer, Wyatt Freitag and Amy Stigen. Pallbearers were John Walberg, Garrison Walberg, Joseph Walberg, Colin McNamara, Nathan McNamara and Jeffrey McNamara. Interment was at Henriette Cemetery.

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