Elmer A. "Bud" Mytten, 92, of Wabasha, formerly of Austin, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in Wabasha.
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He was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Mantrap Township of Hubbard County, near Nevis, the son of Anton and Emma (Flatten) Mythen. Bud married Dixie Aebischer in Waseca on Feb. 20, 1942. He then served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945 in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. After discharge, the family lived in Austin. Bud worked for the Geo. A. Hormel Company for 42 years. The couple moved to Wabasha permanently in 2001. They had vacationed in the Wabasha area since 1960. Dixie died Sept. 1, 2012.
Bud was a former member of the Austin Olaf B. Damm Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1216 and the Austin American Legion Post #91 and a current member of the Austin Eagles Club. He was also a current member of the Wabasha Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post #4086 and the Wabasha American Legion Post #50. Bud was a jack-of-all trades. He loved tinkering with things and doing electrical and plumbing jobs. His interests were fishing, hunting and boating. He also enjoyed woodworking. In his later years, he enjoyed riding his scooter around town.
He is survived by children and their spouses, Lynn Mytten of Wabasha, Sandy and Bill Zeimetz of Kenosha, Wis., Larry and Jean Mytten of Wabasha and Randy and Diann Mytten of Wabasha; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Penning, Austin; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie, and one sister, Evelyn Madison.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha, with the Rev. David Knox officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin at 2:30 p.m. with the Austin VFW and American Legion Posts providing military honors.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
The Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha is in charge of arrangements. abbottfh.com.
Abbott Funeral Home
236 W 2Nd St Wabasha, MN 55981
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Sept. 17, 2013