Myrtle May Kucera, age 86, of Montgomery, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2023, at Mayo Systems New Prague. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 am-11 am with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am all at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery with Fr. Tom Niehaus officiating. The interment will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Fitness and Aquatic Center - Silver Sneakers, New Prague, MN. or Alzheimer’s Association.
Myrtle was born on May 16, 1936, in Fairmont to Merl and Ardis W. (Schnebly) Ross. She was a graduate of Ellendale High School. She met Andrew Louis Kucera at the Monterey Ballroom and was united in marriage on June 7, 1958. Myrtle worked for a short time at Federated Insurance in Owatonna, Munsingwear in Montgomery for almost 20 years, Green Giant in Montgomery, and Ben Franklin also in Montgomery. Myrtle had a heart of gold and loved sunsets, collecting dolls, doing crafts, baking, sewing, quilting, flowers, gardening, and singing in the choir. She was involved in Silver Sneakers, American Legion Auxiliary, TOPS, and the quilting club.
Myrtle is survived by her husband, Andrew Kucera of Montgomery; children, Susan (Bruce) Carter of Golden Valley, Alvin “Al” (Cindy) Kucera of Maple Grove, David (Diane) Kucera of Bemidji, Joyce (Dwayne) Archuleta of Chanhassen; grandchildren, Tori (Anthony) Krider of Chaska, Alyssa (Drew) Hamm of Plymouth, Kelsie (Justin) Amundson of Plymouth, Nora Kucera (fiancé Sau Fetuao) of Bemidji, Andy Kucera of Edina, Austin Archuleta of Chanhassen, Vivian Archuleta of Chanhassen; great-grandchildren, Harper, Bailey, Miles, and Caden; brother, Harvey (Betty) Ross of Tucson, AZ.; sister-in-law, Bea Ross of Wala Wala, WA; dear friend, Mary Jo McKenzie of Montgomery.
Myrtle is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Lyle (Lois) Ross, Arlan (Mary) Ross, and Richard Ross.
Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home. 507-364-7929. On-line condolences can be left at www.schoenbauerfuneralhome.com.