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Myrna Mae Pirsig

January 17, 1934 — January 3, 2020

Myrna Mae Pirsig (Louks), age 85, died peacefully, Friday, January 3, 2020 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth with her family by her side.

Memorial services will be Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 11:00am, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth with Pastor Matthew Lorfeld officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth following the service. Visitation times will be Friday, January 10, from 4:00 – 7:00pm at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth and on Saturday, one hour prior to the service at church.

Myrna was born January 17, 1934 in Guckeen, Minnesota to Wilbur and Emma (Ficken) Louks. Myrna graduated from Stewartville High School in 1952. She then received her Bachelor of Science in teaching in 1956 from Mankato State College. She taught home economics, social science, and sociology for five years in northern Minnesota at Bovey, Calument, Caleraine, and Marble. During her summer breaks, she worked at Nodak Lodge on Lake Winnibigoshish where she met her husband, Edward Pirsig, in 1955. They later married on February 4, 1961 and had two children, David and Debra.

Myrna worked for Blue Earth Schools for over 40 years, mainly as the athletic director’s secretary. She also worked countless hours running the concession stands, being the “copy lady”, washing uniforms, plus many other jobs, too numerous to name. Myrna loved her school and everyone in it. She found great joy taking care of the teachers and students.

Myrna is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edward; son, David; siblings, Phyllis (Don) Podein of Stewartville, MN, Richard (Cecelia) of Stewartville, MN, DuWayne Louks of Stewartville, MN; mother of her four grandchildren, Kristin Peterson; grandchildren, Emilie (Greg) Mahler of Hibbing, MN, Hayley (Blane) Maher of Northwood, IA, Jonah of Blue Earth, MN and Whitney of Blue Earth, MN; and her great-grandson, Tucker Maher.  

Myrna was preceded in death by her parents, Emma and Wilbur, daughter; Debra Pirsig, siblings; Marion Louks, Joyce Louks, and Marilyn Ary; brother-in-law, Calvin Ary; and sister-in-law, Judy Louks.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 10, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service

400 E 14th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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Visitation

Saturday, January 11, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

305 E 5th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

305 E 5th St, Blue Earth, MN 56013

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