Myra Dora (Piehl) Bushard

GIBBON — Myra Dora (Piehl) Bushard, age 95, of Gibbon, MN, passed away on June 24, 2021, while visiting family in Arizona.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, September 17, at the Gibbon Community Center, in Gibbon. A private burial will follow in the St. Willibrord’s Catholic Cemetery.

To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Myra is survived by Cindy (Florain) Stevens of Mankato, MN, Vincie (Dwight) Jacobson of Queen Creek, AZ, 8 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Bernice Piehl, brother-in-law, Hal Meder, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leo, her son, Tony, and her two brothers, Ralph, his wife Helen and Gerald Piehl.

She has joined her husband and son in Heaven.

Myra was born May 28, 1926, to Marie & Erbin Piehl in Stewart, Minnesota. Myra graduated from Stewart High School at age 16 and attended Stevens’ Seminary, a teachers’ training facility established in 1871 in Glencoe. She was united in marriage to Leo John Bushard on June 30, 1947, at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon.

Myra and Leo were married 44 years and blessed with three children: Cynthia, Vincene and Anthony. Following the completion of her secondary education, she worked as a country school teacher as did her father. Throughout her life she worked at various jobs, teaching in McLeod and Sibley counties, 3M in New Ulm, head cook at Gibbon Public Schools, working with Leo and their different trucking businesses and finally at Hands, Inc. for over 20 years, retiring at the age of 80. She loved listening to Polka Music on KNUJ, even when visiting in AZ. She enjoyed hand and tied quilting, learning new crafts, and had many hobbies as well as reading. She will be remembered for giving away her dish towels, baby quilts, baked goods, kettle corn and special treats to family and friends. During the past year of her life, she wintered in Arizona to be closer to her family, intending to spend her summers in Minnesota with them as well. Blessed be her memory.