Herma Andrea Anderson Myhre Millhouse, 91, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 8, 2002

The funeral service for Herma Andrea Anderson Myhre Millhouse, of Good Samaritan Center, Albert Lea, will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Alden. The Rev. Meg Sander will officiate. Interment will be in Hartland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service, and one hour before the service at the church. There will be an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Herma died on Saturday, July 6, 2002, at the Good Samaritan Center. She was 91.

Herma Andrea was born Oct. 20, 1910, to Senator Bernhardt N. and Ingaborg

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“Emma” (Stensrud) Anderson in Manchester Township, Freeborn County, Hartland. She was baptized by the Rev. Nervig and confirmed by the Rev. C. S. Halvorson at Hartland Lutheran Church. She attended District 21 and 109 Schools in rural Hartland.

She married John A Myhre on June 17,1929, at the Little Brown Church in Vale in Nashua, Iowa. He passed away Sept. 9, 1931. Herma spent eight winters and worked in Hollywood, Fla., Frankfurt, Ind., New York City and Vineland, Fla., as a personal companion and childcare provider. On Oct. 11, 1940, she married Elmer O. Millhouse at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. They lived in Alden and were members of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. She cleaned homes and they owned and operated Herma and Elmer’s Cafe and Bar. Elmer passed away Feb. 21, 1969. She attended Ritters Beauty School in Albert Lea in 1970. She volunteered at St. John’s, Good Samaritan Center, and Redeemer Pre School. She was a beautician and provided home health care for several elderly people in their home besides helping her many sisters and brother. She loved to travel and toured several continents and the South Pacific Islands. She was a Cub Scout leader, 4-H Leader, belonged to the American Red Cross, American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star, and several other organizations. She moved to Good Samaritan Center on Dec. 1, 1997.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Horbert and Alfred; nine sisters: Julia Barry, Cora Stark, Olive Smeby, Isabelle Sibilrud, Henrietta Sibilrud, Beatrice Madson, Inga McMahon, Alpha Henjum and Georgia Hanson.

She is survived by two sons: Lowell and his wife Pauline of Albert Lea, and Orrin of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five grandsons: Dr. Edward and his wife Missy of Stillwater, Scott and his wife Leslie of Albert Lea, Tim and special friend Angie O’Byrne of Albert Lea, Ted and his wife Amy of Owatonna, and Steve and his wife Amy of Eden Prairie, Minn.; great-grandchildren: Mallory, Theo, and Natalie of Stillwater, Breanna, Brittany and Mitchell of Albert Lea, Brennan of Albert Lea, and Alexis and Machayla of Owatonna; several nieces and nephews; and like a daughter and son-in-law, Bev and Ray McMullin of Albert Lea; and sister-in-law, Cora and her husband Walt Schultz of Alden.

She was a very loving and caring person and did for others all her life. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Memorials suggested to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Good Samaritan Center.