Myrtha K. Gammelgaard, 99, of Morgan passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Gil Mor Manor in Morgan. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Bethany Lutheran Church in rural Morgan. Burial will be at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Condolences may be sent via
Myrtha Gammelgaard, known locally along with sister Betty, as one of the “Gammelgaard Girls” was born on January 30, 1923 to P. Chris and A. Margrethe (Larsen) Gammelgaard. She was raised on the family farm northwest of Morgan. Upon graduation from Morgan High School, she moved to the Twin Cities and held various jobs. In 1968, Myrtha and Betty returned home to care for their aging parents. Myrtha and Betty continued to live on the family farm until 2009 when health concerns forced them to move into the Sleepy Eye Care Center and then later to their final home at Gil Mor Manor in Morgan. Myrtha enjoyed nature, animals (especially cats), and doing puzzles. She was the oldest member of the Bethany Lutheran Church. On Saturday February 12, 2022 at the age of 99 years, Myrtha passed away, reuniting again with Betty as the Gammelgaard Girls.
She is survived by many cousins, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, P. Chris and A. Margrethe (Larsen) Gammelgaard; and sister, Betty Gammelgaard.
In her loving memory.