|Myrtle Tydlacka, 81|
|Written by TRF Times|
Red Lake Falls - Myrtle Tydlacka, 81, died on Friday, April 15, 2005 at Riverview Hospital in Crookston.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, April 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls, with Father Gerald Noesen celebrating. Casket bearers included Todd Tydlacka, Tammy Bowerman, Tim Tydlacka, Tony Tydlacka, Jessica Tydlacka, Kari Tydlacka, Peter Tydlacka and Jeff LaCoursiere. Honorary casket bearers included Alan Tydlacka, Brian Tydlacka, Avery Schaeppi, Jennifer Torgerson, Andrea Tydlacka, Nikki Tydlacka, Patti Torgerson, Kyle Torgerson, Billie Torgerson, Maya Tydlacka, Caleb Tydlacka, Truman John “T.J.” Tydlacka, Angie Tydlacka and Gavin Birr. Interment was held at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Red Lake Falls.
Myrtle Leona Ecker was born on February 2, 1924 in Almora, the daughter of Howard and Josephine (Cress) Ecker. They moved to Woodside Township, (the farm) in 1926.
She attended country school District 100, graduating from Bertha High School in 1942. Myrtle graduated from Minnesota School of Business, Minneapolis in 1943.
June 30, 1945, she married Thomas T. Tydlacka at the Church of the Resurrection, Minneapolis. While Tom was in the US Air Force, they lived in Lincoln, Neb. and Fredrick, Okla. After Tom was discharged from the Air Force in September 1946, they moved to Eagle Bend, and Henning, where they owned the Corner Café and Hotel. In June of 1948 they moved to Red Lake Falls, where they purchased the L.B. Hartz Store.
Myrtle was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary, where she was a Past President, Hillcrest Nursing Home Auxiliary, Garden Club, Catholic Daughters, Red Lake Falls Civic and Commerce, Pathfinders Snowmobile Club, Permanent Ink Writers Group and Republican Red Lake County Chairwoman.
Myrtle was Red Lake Falls Gazette Editor from 1970 to 1983. She loved cooking and baking for her family and friends which was evident in the publishing of her two cookbooks, “From My Desk” and “From My Desk II” and opening Sleepy Hallow Bed and Breakfast. Myrtle dearly loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her five children, Thomas Jr. (Bonnie) Tydlacka of Pensacola, Fla., Charles (Julie) Tydlacka of Viking, Michael (Bobbie) Tydlacka of Hutchinson, Jerome “Pete” (Bonnie) Tydlacka of Red Lake Falls and Mary Jo (Bob) Schaeppi of North St. Paul; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jim (Shirley) Ecker of Browns Valley and many close friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband on September 8, 2003, her parents and brother Vernon in 1986. A00003B2005AR20