Inez T. Myhre, 92, of rural Westby, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at Vernon Manor in Viroqua.
She was born Nov. 19, 1924, to Olius and Gunda (Engh) Role on Pumpkin Ridge in the town of Coon, Vernon County. Inez was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Esofea. She attended Brown School. Inez married Eli Myhre Feb. 22, 1947, at the Bethany Lutheran Parsonage in Viroqua. The couple lived in Coon Valley for a few years and then moved to the Myhre home farm in the town of Jefferson. In 1959, they moved to Springville. When Eli retired in 1983, they built a home on their land near Esofea. Inez was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church and WELCA. She was well known for her lefse and Norwegian treats. Inez loved to have coffee and visit and spend time with her family and friends.
Survivors include five children, Gary of Burlington, Mary (Bill) Mahan of Westby, Brian of Viroqua, Julie (Richard) Gaboric of Centerburg, Ohio, and Kevin (Krissa) of Viroqua; 13 grandchildren; many great and great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Arlene Davidson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eli; son, Daniel; two sisters, Evelyn Paulsrud and Alida Anderson; and four brothers, Edgar, Obert, Herman and Palmer Role.
Blessed be her memory.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Esofea. The Rev. Pete Beckstrand will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m.Tuesday at the Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley and from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to Bethany Lutheran Church.