Myhrer, Kore Thorvald (1906-1999)

Kore Myhrer, 92, formerly of Newfolden, died Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at the CNC unit of Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 27 at the Evangelical Free Church in Newfolden with Reverend Gary Barrett officiating. Judy Hogberg was the organist, and the soloist was M. Hogberg. Casketbearers were K. Myhrer, D. Myhrer, M. Monroe, J. Monroe, L. Myhrer, B. Rokke and S. Thun. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Newfolden. The Green Funeral Home of Thief River Falls was in charge of the arrangements.

Kore Myhrer was born on July 20, 1906 in Horten, Norway, the son of Reverend Thorvald and Bertha (Kimmestad) Myhrer. The family moved to River Falls, WI in 1911. They moved to Stillwater and lived their a short time before returning to River Falls. In 1919 the family moved to Newfolden where Reverend Myhrer was called to serve at the Evangelical Mission Church.

On October 26, 1935 Kore was united in marriage to Florence Nelson at her parent’s home in Strandquist. The couple made their home in Newfolden. Kore worked for Alfred Johnson as a mechanic and drove a gas truck. He then had his own trucks, hauling gravel, grain and cattle. He also operated a dray business. For 17 years he worked for Dean Witcher construction where he helped build the hospital and armory in Thief River Falls and many area schools. Kore retired in 1976.

He enjoyed sports, especially baseball and basketball, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Newfolden.

Kore is survived by his wife, Florence of Thief River Falls; one brother, Helmer Myhrer of Thief River Falls; two sisters, Helen Hetland of Thief River Falls and Verna (Robert) Ehrle of St. Paul; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters Elfie Sunde in Norway and one in infancy; and two brothers, Marshall Myhrer and one in infancy.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky