Myrtle Fuglsby Odde

Dell Rapids, SD
November 3, 2021
Myrtle Fuglsby Odde, age 92, of Dell Rapids, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Dells Nursing and Rehab in Dell Rapids. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 8, 2021, at Willow Creek Lutheran Church, rural Dell Rapids. Interment was in the Norway Lutheran Cemetery, rural Garretson.
Myrtle was born at home near Hartford, SD, to Wilhelm and Clara (Drugley) Jastram. In 1942 she moved with her family to Garretson, SD, where she was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church and graduated from Garretson High School. On June 29, 1947, she married Norman Fuglsby at her folks’ home in Garretson. Soon afterwards they moved to the Fuglsby farm where they raised five children: Marsha, Susan, Robert, James, and Dale. They attended Norway Lutheran Church where Myrtle taught vacation Bible school and Sunday school. Norman died on November 24, 1980.
On December 17, 1982, Myrtle married Harold Odde at First Lutheran Church in Sherman, SD. They lived on Harold’s farm near Dell Rapids. As a couple, they enjoyed several bus tours and being a part of the Garden Club. Harold died October 2, 2009, at which time Myrtle moved to Friendship Village in Dell Rapids. She later moved to the Dells Nursing and Rehab Center in 2017, where she resided until her death.
Myrtle loved having grandchildren come stay with her, and they enjoyed it as well! She spent much of her time gardening and reading. She also enjoyed Bible studies and Monday morning quilting at Willow Creek Lutheran Church.
Myrtle will be greatly missed by her 5 children: Marsha (Lee) Uecker, Borger, TX, Susan (Ron) Benz, Lennox, SD, Robert (Mary) Fuglsby, Garretson, SD, James (Penny) Fuglsby, Yankton, SD, and Dale (Vicki) Fuglsby, Sioux Falls, SD; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Marvin (LouWonna) Jastram, Garretson; and sister, Lorraine (Gary) Mears, Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents, two brothers, Wilbert and Clayton Jastram, and two sisters: Lois (Gene) Myre and Cleo (John) Roe.