Ogilvie – Edith Frances Etter, of Ogilvie, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at her home. She was 84 years old.
A Graveside service was held on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie, with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.
Edith was born on Aug. 7, 1932 at home in Red Lake County, to parents Fred and Katherine (Polson) Mykleby. Born the eldest of three children, Edith attended country school near Plummer; often skiing to school during the winter months.
She graduated from Plummer High School and then attended and graduated from Miss Wood’s School in Minneapolis for a two year teachers training course.
On Aug. 28, 1954, Edith was united in marriage to Wallace Herman Etter in Plummer. They moved around southwestern Minnesota for a few years, where Edith taught at several different schools.
In 1961, the family settled in Thief River Falls and Edith began her 32-year career as a second grade teacher in the Thief River Falls School District. Edith loved teaching and watching her countless students grow up. She was proud to have been the runner-up for Minnesota Teacher of the Year in 1973. After Edith retired in 1993, she and Wally moved to Mora where they spent their final years.
Edith was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teacher’s society, for many years. She proudly served on committees for the Minnesota Education Association and also the National Education Association. She enjoyed traveling to education conventions around the country. Edith was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls for many years before moving to Mora.
Edith loved her family and was extremely proud of her son and grandchildren. She will be missed.
She is survived by her son David (Juanita) of Mora; grandchildren Mike (Jo) Etter and Laura Etter; sister Phyllis (Wilford) Sletten of Thief River Falls; as well as other relatives and friends.
Edith was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Fred Mykleby.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Michelle Seefeld for the loving care and compassion she gave to Edith over the last 18 years.
Arrangements were by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.