Jeanette Hazel (Romine) Mygland, the daughter of William and Melvie (Torgerson) Romine, was born June 13, 1933 in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby, North Dakota. She died at the age of 78 years on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Regions Burn Center in St. Paul, Minnesota from burns sustained in a fire at her home on Saturday.
Jeanette was raised in the home of her parents in Minot and Silva, and graduated from Silva High School in 1951. She completed her education at the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse in 1954. As part of her nurses’ training, she attended classes at Minot State University and worked and received training at Trinity Hospital, St. Paul Children’s Hospital and Cook County Hospital, Chicago, prior to her graduation. Following graduation, Jeanette did nursing at Good Samaritan until her marriage. On February 28, 1959, she was united in marriage to Bennie Mygland at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby. The couple made their home on a farm 12 miles northeast of Rugby, the address being Pleasant Lake, where they farmed and started their family. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, Jeanette would always make herself available to the hospital if needed. Bennie died May 7, 1978, at the age of 53 years. In November of 1979, Jeanette and her children moved into Rugby when she became employed by the Lake Region District Health Unit as the Pierce County health nurse, retiring in 2001 after 22 years.
Jeanette was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Good Samaritan Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association, Rugby Eagles Auxiliary, Sons of Norway, American Legion Auxiliary, Farm Bureau, Pierce County Zoning Board, the Red Hat Society, the Birthday Club and the North Central Human Service Advisory Board. Jeanette was often chosen and elected to directorship boards because of her keen sense of fairness and ability to mediate between opposing sides. She enjoyed gardening and volunteer work. She was one of the kindest, most caring and compassionate nurses you could ever ask for.
Survivors include her children, Byron of Pembina, Barbara Mygland of Fargo and Michael and his wife, Robyn of Rugby; three grandchildren, Haley, Bennie and Avery Mygland, all at home with Michael and Robyn; one brother, Boyd Romine of Wasilla, Alaska; sisters-in-law, Gina Witt of Rugby and Marcella Mygland of Great Falls, Mont.; maswny nieces, nephews, other relatives and so, so many friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved Bennie; a son at his birth; sister-inlaw, Judy Romine; and her parents.
Memorials in her memory are preferred to Bethany Lutheran Church or Persilla Watts Cemetery.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby with burial in the Persilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby. Rev. Mike Pretzer, Pastor of First Lutheran Church, Rugby, officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby and for one hour prior to the time of services at the church on Saturday.
Organist: Pam Anderson. Soloist: Craig Wollenburg
Honorary Bearers: Members of the Good Samaritan Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association.
Casket Bearers: Ron Torgerson, Tad Torgerson, Harris Lysne, Todd Lysne. Alfred Anderson and Kelly Saude.
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby.
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