Myrna L. Ohl

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Myrna L. Ohl, 94, of Oelwein, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2021, at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein, where she had resided the past three weeks.

Visitation was Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church on Monday.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 20, at Christ United Presbyterian Church in Oelwein, conducted by Rev. John Kerr.

Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein.

Myrna Laura Cree was born Nov. 19, 1926, on the family farm near Graham, Clayton County, on a snowy November day. She was the fourth of six children born to Cecil C. and Cora Louise (Kauffman) Cree. Myrna attended country schools through eighth grade, then attended Lamont High School where she graduated with the Class of 1944. In the fall of 1944 she moved to Oelwein, taking a job at the Candy Box Cafe, which she remembered as her favorite job. Thereafter she worked at Wilsons, and later at JCPenney. During these years she met and dated her future husband, LeRoy Ohl. They were married July 16, 1950, at the First Christian Church in Oelwein. To this marriage two children were born, Dennis in 1955 and Michael in 1958. Myrna became a stay at home mother to raise her children. She eventually returned to the workforce and spent twenty-five years as the head of the Oelwein Senior High School kitchen. She had fond memories of all the students she met and interacted with. Throughout her life she was an avid reader, a wonderful cook and baker, and had a fascination with flowers, birds and wildlife. She also was a dedicated caregiver caring for her father, her mother, her husband, and her son, Michael. She also had a great love of her family and was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Dennis Ohl of Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; three grandchildren, Katherine “Katy” (Jared) Wiegand of Sheboygan, Wis., Daniel (Danielle) Ohl of Sheboygan Falls, Wis. and Elizabeth “Libby” (Mike) Kuper of Parker, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Isabella “Bella” Wiegand and Lucas Wiegand of Sheboygan, Wis. and Ryan Kuper of Parker, Colo.; sister-in-law, Sharon Cree of Wagoner, Okla.; brother-in-law, Leslie Ohl of Strawberry Point; sisters-in-law, Betty Ohl of Oelwein and Pat Ohl of Independence; many nieces; nephews and other relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Ohl, in 1997; son, Michael Ohl in 2015; her parents; parents-in-law, Albert and Blanche (Mahanna) Ohl; her siblings, Cecelia “Peggy” (Sylvester) Meyers, John (Mildred) Cree, Dorothy (James) Nading, Cecil Cree, and Marilyn (James) Smith; her husband’s siblings, Daisy (Albert) Strempke, Philip (Lillian) Ohl, Isabel (Donald) McMillan, Mabel (Virgil) Campbell, Ada (Leslie) Fleming, Laura (Clyde) Bates, Clyde (Essie) Ohl, Marshall Ohl (in infancy), Donna (Walter) Fish, Walter (Eileene, Marion) Ohl, and Robert Ohl. 

Memorials may be directed in her name to Christ United Presbyterian Church in Oelwein.

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