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 Oklee - Myrtle Stoneouse, 87, died on Friday, November 5, 2004 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.
  Funeral services were held on Monday, November 8, at Salem Lutheran Church in Oklee,  with Rev. Bob Paulson officiating. Casket bearers included grandsons: Gene Trontvedt, Jesse Lessard, Chris Lessard, Wade Parsley, Chad Parsley, Adam Stoneouse and James Stoneouse. Interment was held at Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Garnes Township, Red Lake County.
 Myrtle Josephine Rystad was born on December 9, 1916 in Garnes Township, rural Oklee, the daughter of Ole and Pauline (Vik) Rystad. She was baptized July 29, 1917 and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at Salem Lutheran Church and attended Country School. 
 Myrtle was united in marriage to Donald Robert Stoneouse on November 18, 1944 at the Lutheran Parsonage in Oklee. The couple made their home on the Stoneouse homestead. Donald died in 1971 and in 1972 Myrtle moved into Oklee.
 Myrtle was a homemaker who had great pride in raising her children. She enjoyed her guitar, puzzles, reading, quilting, and gardening, but it was her family that Myrtle enjoyed most. The time spent together with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was always special no matter what the occasion. 
 Myrtle was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and was active in Ladies Aid.
 Survivors include children, Orlean (Virginia) Stoneouse of Oklee, Donovan (Marilyn) Stoneouse of Thief River Falls, Myrna (Jim) Lessard of Brooks, Ramona (John) Lessard of Oklee and Ronald (Cindy) Stoneouse of Oklee; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald in 1971; son, Robert in 1978; parents; brothers, Howard, Melvin, Elton, Vernon, Olaf, and Orvin; sisters, Ann Brandvold and Thelma Dahle; son-in-law, Larry Trontvedt; and one great-grandson. A00003B2004NV10
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