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Myrtle Bierbrauer, 96

Myrtle Bierbrauer, age 96 of New Richmond and formerly of Somerset, died at the St. Croix Health Center in New Richmond on Dec. 31, 2008.

Myrtle was born June 9, 1912, the daughter of Emil and Bertha (Schaar) Rosenow in Drake, N.D.

Myrtle was married to Chester Bierbrauer June 10, 1931 in Stillwater, Minn. They farmed in Somerset Township.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents Emil and Bertha; husband Chester; son Paul; daughter Barbara; great-grandson Christian Boreen; and brothers Clarence, Raymond and William.

Myrtle is survived by her children Richard (Iris), Grace (Al) Conklin, Iris, Carol, Glenn (Judy), Chet (Kathy), Judy (Ron) Chlebeck and daughter-in-law Marjorie; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; brother George Rosenow; sister Alice Benick; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements were with Grandstrand Funeral Home of Osceola.