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Myrna M. Pirsig, 85

Jan 12, 2020

Myrna Pirsig

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

Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Pastor Matthew Lorfeld officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth following the service. Visitation time was Friday and one hour prior to the service at church.

Myrna was born Jan. 17, 1934 in Guckeen, 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 Feb. 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, Richard (Cecelia), of Stewartville, DuWayne Louks, of Stewartville; mother of her four grandchildren, Kristin Peterson; grandchildren, Emilie (Greg) Mahler, of Hibbing, Hayley (Blane) Maher, of Northwood, Iowa, Jonah Pirsig, of Blue Earth and Whitney Pirsig of Blue Earth; 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.