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Myrna Chasteen

Myrna E. Chasteen of St. Paul Park, surrounded by her loving family, was reunited with her husband, James, fifteen brothers and sisters, grandson James Allen Chasteen, Jr., and a great-grandchild.

Myrna was the youngest of nineteen children. She was a strong woman of great faith, and served many at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove. Her career began as a legal secretary for a law firm in Muscatine, Iowa. She married the love of her life, James H. Chasteen, and raised five children, moving to St. Paul Park, Minn., in 1961.

Myrna was a talented artist, loved to dance, travel and take pictures to chronicle the meaningful times of her life. She loved animals, and trained several horses and dogs throughout her life, a talent that she passed on to her children.

She is survived by two sisters, Phyllis (William) Marshall of Moline, Ill., Edna Wooley of Westminster, Calif.; one brother, William (Barb) Maisenbach of Buena Park, Calif.; step-children, Deanna Chasteen of Eden Prairie, Dennis (Jenny) Chasteen of Aberdeen, S.D.; children, Susan (Tom) Blaine of Ojai, Calif., Jeanne (Earle) Almquist of Hastings and James (Roxanne) Chasteen of Cottage Grove; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at All Saints Lutheran Church, 8100 Belden Blvd, Cottage Grove. Interment Fort Snelling. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at church.

Kok Funeral Home, 651-459-2875.