MYRTLE H. PENN (OELSCHLAGER), Minneapolis (formerly of Albion Twp.)

Myrtle H. Penn (Oel-schlager), age 96, of Mpls., previously of Albion Township, Wright County, Minnesota, passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Sept. 12, 2016, at Lino Lakes Assisted Living. She was a spiritual woman and derived strength and inner peace as a life-long member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Growing up on a farm, she had a strong connection to the beauty and wonder of nature. Gardening was her favorite pastime. Myrtle had a never ending thirst for knowledge, especially history, and loved learning through reading, research and travel.
Myrtle will be remembered as a hard-working, loving and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to her family. Preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, George “Ted” Edward Penn; and son, Phillip Penn. She will be deeply missed by her children, James, Thomas (Barbara), Steven (William), Virginia Owens (Richard); grandchildren, Stephanie, Alexandra, Creighton, Scott, Craig; six great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; four step great-great grandchildren; many relatives and good friends. Per her wishes, private family services. In lieu of flowers, Myrtle would hope that you would do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for a person in need.
Our mother was honest, tenacious and resourceful. Mother was our mentor and heroine. We learned how to live our lives by watching you live yours.