Myra M. Denner
December 19, 1925 ~ January 3, 2009
Myra M. Denner age 83, of New Hampton, died on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Myra Minnie (Schulz) Denner was born on December 19, 1925 to Ernest and Ida (Glienke) Schulz on the family farm near Alta Vista, Iowa. Myra graduated from Alta Vista High School as Valedictorian. She attended Upper Iowa College receiving her teaching certification and she then taught country school near Alta Vista for three years. Myra was united in marriage to Paul Denner on October 15, 1946 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista. After their marriage the couple farmed northeast of New Hampton until 1975. They then resided at their present home in New Hampton. Myra enjoyed painting landscape scenes in oil, dancing, playing cards, senior citizens activities and quilting at Trinity Lutheran Church. She and Paul enjoyed traveling across the United States and wintering in Brownsville, TX for 21 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton Senior Citizens and the Farm bureau. Myra is survived by her husband Paul of New Hampton; two children Terry (Dennis) Bayes of Hot Springs Village, AR and Larry (Susan) Denner of Cedar Falls, IA; grandchildren Kimberly (Daryl) Hartson, Jason (Angie) Denner, Ryan (Melanie) Denner, Josh (Lauran) Finken and Chet (Gabi) Bayes; great grandchildren Morgan Pierce, Ava Denner, Sadie Denner, Ethan Denner, Abbygail Denner, Ashlyn Bayes and Kendall Bayes; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Ida Schulz, one brother Harry Schulz and three sisters Luella Hoppe, Ada Schacht, and Bernice Gardner. Memorials: Memorials preferred to Chickasaw Senior Citizens Center and Trinity Womens Quilting Group. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton with Don Hackman, Lloyd Oltrogge, Jason Denner, Dave Joachim, Bob Joachim and Vern Wikner serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Service: Funeral services will be 10:30am on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey and Pastor Joel Dahlen officiating.