She received her education in the country school at Laurel, Nebraska. Later she earned her LPN degree in Grand Island, Nebraska. Soon after she moved to Columbus, Nebraska and worked in a care home for many years. She resided in Columbus until 2016. She loved to tell the story when the gospel came to her family and enjoyed hosting a fellowship meeting in her home in Columbus. She had many hidden talents, playing the piano, painting, crocheting, and etc. She always had a gift for her Nieces and Nephews when coming to visit them. The greatest gift of all, showing us how to Love the Gospel Story. She loved to garden and always fed the homeless at Thanksgiving time. Because of failing health in 2016, she moved to York to be near her niece Brenda and Duane Grotz. She resided at Mahoney House until 2019 then she needed more assistance and moved to Hearthstone.
Myrtle is survived by her sisters-in-law Bernice (Forsberg) Kracht of Estherville, IA and Eline Forsberg of Rochester, MN, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, David (Louise), her twin Melvin, and Harold.
The family express a sincere Thank You to Aaron and Diane Ross who were a help to her in Columbus and to all those from the Columbus and York meetings and the nurses at Mahoney, and Hearthstone for their tender care in her last days.
Funeral services are scheduled for 5:00 p.m., Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Holthus Convention Center in York with Roy Williams, Anita Forsberg, Martha Cuellar and Sarah Alink officiating. Myrtle’s service will be streamed live on Metz Mortuary’s Facebook page. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 7, 2022 in the Laurel Cemetery in Laurel, NE. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.