Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, Towner, for Myrtle Livedalen, 97, who died Monday, July 9, at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby.
Burial was in Union Cemetery, Towner.
Myrtle was born April 13, 1915 in Williston, a daughter of Oliver and Matilda (Erikson) Holm. She grew up on the family farm north of Appam, and attended Appam and Alamo schools before graduating from Williston High School in 1934. She graduated with her teacher's certificate from Minot State Teachers College in 1936, and taught in Appam, Ray, Bantry and Towner. She continued her schooling in the summer months to obtain her degree so she could teach high school classes. On June 10, 1946, she married William (Bill) Livedalen in Sidney, Mont. They made their home on the family ranch northwest of Towner, and she was a substitute teacher in Towner. The couple moved into Towner in 1996. She continued to live in Towner until 2009, when she moved to the Haaland Estates in Rugby, and in 2011 to the Heart of America Care Center.
She was a member of the Towner VFW Auxiliary for many years. She also was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, serving as treasurer, serving on the church council, and quilting with the church ladies group.
She is survived by a son, Gregory Livedalen, Bottineau; sisters, Lillian (Laverne) Miller, Williston; Ruth Sorenson and Doris Tuski, Westport, Wash.; Nina Taylor, Seattle, Wash.; sister-in-law, Vera Holm of Appam; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; brothers William, Oliver, Wesley, and Ole Holm; sisters, Selma (Sally) Hill, Helen Kent, Mabel Anderson and Linda Pepper.
Pastor Linda Wimmer and Mr. Wally Fretland officiated. Music was provided by Sharon St. Aubin.
Casketbearers were Tim Holm, Douglas Holm, Alan Holm, Trent Livedalen, Shane Livedalen, Trevor Livedalen.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Towner.