Myrna Jeanne Kreiger, 74, of 15 Tipperary Dr., died July 19, 2005, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers Mich. after a 17-month battle with cancer.
Myrna was born March 18, 1931 in Bonaparte, Iowa. the third of five daughters to George L. and Dorothy I. (Warner) Simmons. Myrna grew up in the Bonaparte, Iowa area where she graduated from high school with the class of 1949. Following graduation from high school she attended Iowa State University, graduating with a degree in Dietetics.
On September 13, 1952, she married Robert C. Morrow and lived for many years in Sturgis, Michigan where they bought and ran a farm on Big Hill road. They raised three children, imparting a love of the outdoors, nature and music to them. Her children remember her tender care with farm livestock and pets. Myrna had names for each and every animal including over 100 head of cattle. Myrna’s compassion toward all creatures became her life-defining characteristic.
Robert proceeded her in death on July 16, 1993. She married Everett Kreiger on September 5, 1980. They lived in New Castle Colo., until moving to Gladstone in 2001 to retire near family.
Myrna worked as a Dietician in various hospitals in Iowa, Michigan and Colorado where she received countless accolades and awards for her attention to the wholesome meals and attention provided to her residents who also became her friends. She served on many hospital safety committees and also as a representative for the Colorado State employee council.
Myrna was proud of her flower gardens and retained a perfect green thumb while caring for roses and perennials. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her husband and their special pets, dogs, Sadie and Coleman. In addition she enjoyed being around her children and grandchildren and was always working on special projects with them. Her other hobbies included fishing, reading, traveling and cooking.
She was preceded in death by both parents.
Her husband Everett
Her Sons William (Christine) Morrow, Gladstone; Robert S. (Shanda) Morrow, Monroe, Mich.
Her daughter Ann (Mike) Hayes, Bemidji, Minn.
Seven grandchildren: four sisters, Mary Ellen (Kenneth) Kaness, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Elizabeth Calvert, Elgin, Ill: Peggy (Glen) Heald, Auxvasse, Mo.; Francis (Al) Jolliffe, Waukee, Iowa:
Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 26, from 4 to 6 PM at Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, services following with Rev Joanne Bartelt officiating. Burial will be at a latter date with services in Bonaparte, Iowa.
Memorials in memory of Myrna may be directed to Delta County Animal Complex (adoption and training center) P.O. Box 158 Wells, Mich.
To Myrna’s family
I only met Myrna at Buffy and Shanda’s wedding, but I have heard about her for years. My sympathy to all of you. Buffy has been a great addition to our family and we have Myrna to thank for that.
Mary Anne Dority
Corona de Tucson, AZ
I was so saddened to learn of Myrna’s passing. She was a wonderful person. I only knew her for a short time but always enjoyed meeting her on the path while her and Everett were walking their dogs.
Please tell Everett I am thinking of him wished I could have been there. I am his neighbor who walked Sadie and Coleman.
Palm Bay, FL
To all of Myrna’s family:
Merrilyn and I send our sincere condolences. I worked with Myrna in Rifle, CO for years and have many fond memories of her. I also had the opportunity to fish with both Myrna and Everett..again fond memories. Our sympathy is extended across the mile. God bless.
Dale & Merrilyn Simpkins
Bill, Anne, & Rob
Sorry to read about your mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you kids. We have nothing but fun and happy memories of the times that we had with both Bob and Myrna.
As ever, Chet and Vivian Stefaniak
Three Rivers, (formely Sturgis), MI
I was wondering if you are the same person I have know for many years. Did you live on the I-25 highway and your parents were Lydia and Adam. If so I am sending my sympathy to you. I just lost Harold in April and I know what it’s like. At times it gets very lonely but somehow you seem to get through it. I know when winter comes I will really miss Harold. I may have to find a job so I don’t sit at home and become depressed.
We’ve been thinking of and praying for Myrna Jean and family throughout her illness. Just to let you know that you will continue to be in our prayers. We have sent a memorial to the animal complex you suggested. God Bless you all.
John & Patty Moore
Our hearts and thoughts are with you today. Losing a wife, mother or sister is heartbreaking. Aunt Peggy, we love you and think of you often. May you all find comfort in your love for each other.
Carolyn (Heald) Miyasaki