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Olga Grythe, 88

Olga Grythe, 88, of Thief River Falls, formerly of Badger, MN, died on Sunday, September 4, 2011 in Oakland Park Nursing Home at Thief River Falls, MN.  
      Olga Grythe, was born Olga Irene Martinson, the daughter of Simon & Martha (Dahl) Martinson, in Ross Township, Roseau County, north of Badger, MN.  She grew up and attended school there.
      She was married to Raymond Grythe on December 20, 1947 in Badger, MN.  She and Ray farmed together in Stokes Township, south of Badger for many years.  Ray died in 1994 and Olga moved into Summerfield Apartments in Badger.
      Olga was a devoted wife and mother.  She enjoyed gardening and cooking and was an avid reader.  She was especially proud of her Norwegian heritage.
     She is survived by her daughter—Cindy Pugh of Thief River Falls, MN.    3 grandchildren—David Pugh of Canyon Country, California,  Joel Pugh of East Grand Forks, MN and Christine Jones of Thief River Falls & 1 great-granddaughter—Megan Jones.
     1 brother—Bennie Martinson of Biwabik, MN and 1 sister—Julia Spangrud of Mound, MN.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son—Wade Grythe,  4 sisters—Selma Blaske, Myrtle Naumann, Alma Dahl & Martha Sluka & 2 brothers—Martin & Clifford Martinson.
      Funeral services were held on Monday, September 12, 2011 in Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush with Pastor Jim Chiristenson, officiating. Donna Graff was the organist.  Pallbearers were Joel & David Pugh, Arlen Stenvik & Pastor Jim Christenson.  Interment was in the Badger City Cemetery at Badger, MN with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush in charge of funeral arrangements.

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