On March 31, 1939, Myrtle was united in marriage to William Meyer at St. Paul's in Whittemore. After their marriage they lived, farmed and raised their children in the Whittemore area.
Myrtle enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, doing fancy work and working word search puzzles. She was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, led Bible class, taught Sunday School and was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, serving as president for many years.
Myrtle died Monday, February 16, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society - Algona. She was 97.
She is survived by her children, William and Paula Meyer of Cedar Rapids; Robert and Mary Jo Meyer of Whittemore; Linda and George Bargman of Hoover, Alabama; Richard and Paulette Meyer of Boise, Idaho; nine grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Margaret Jahr of Mankato, Minnesota; Bob and Doris Barber of LuVerne; Richard and Ellen Barber of Columbus, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Selma Behnke of Marshfield, Wisconsin, and Eleanor Meyer of Algona.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William "Bill" Meyer on November 14, 1995, and a sister, Iola Cash.