|Myrtle Plante, 90|
|Written by TRF Times|
Brooks - Myrtle Plante, 90, died on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at the Clearbrook Good Samaritan Center in Clearbrook.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, July 11, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Oklee, with Father John Kleinwachter presiding. Casket bearers included Casket bearers included Danny Olson, Roger Plante, David Rosnow, Norman Meter, Vaughn Thorfinnson and Richard Hansen. Interment was held at the church cemetery.
Myrtle Mae Charboneau was born on May 31, 1915 the daughter of Daniel and Margaret (Boucher) Plante in Red Lake Falls.
On September 6, 1932 she was united in marriage to Frank Plante in Oklee. The couple purchased a farm in Lambert Township, near Brooks. They raised crops and ran a dairy farm, until a tornado had taken and destroyed the barn. They continued to raise crops until they retired and rented the land to a neighbor.
Myrtle and Frank raised a family of eleven children and with the little school education they both had and Frank being crippled up from a terrible burning accident it wasn’t easy but they survived and raised the big family. Some of the oldest children were born at home with the next door neighbor Nora Grimm delivering the baby and she stayed to help out afterwards. Myrtle worked in the potato field picking potatoes.
She loved gardening, canning, fishing, blueberry picking, cooking, when her husband had dairy cattle, she would sneak some milk or cream to make butter, cottage cheese and ice cream. When they had other threshers helping, she would cook for them too. She loved to make things like homemade quilts and give to her children or a friend and enjoyed knitting too. Myrtle also enjoyed singing, dancing, talking on the phone, playing cards, and watching TV. She was a kind, caring and giving person.
Myrtle was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children, Ernest (Beverly) Plante of Erskine, Sarah (Richard) Hansen of Clearbrook, Judy Olson of Red Lake Falls, Linda “Carole” Rodriquez of Fort Worth, Texas, John (Diane) Plante of Brooks, Lois Plante of Winger and Robert Plante of Alexandria; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brother, Leonard; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two infant children; one son, Frank E. Plante; one daughter, Eunice; sister, Florence Eccher; brothers, Bert, Roy, Patrick, John, Maurice; brothers in law, Thomas, William, Samuel, Vedo, Albert; sisters-in-law Albina Barness and Florence Solie; sons-in-law Ernest Horn, Steve Olson and Leo Qualley.