Myrtle Izora (Hielen) Grant

Myrtle Izora (Hielen) Grant of Lincoln, was born on January 30, 1943 in Columbia, South Carolina to John I and Nina M. Hielen.  She passed away peacefully while reading a book on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Her family moved to Nebraska in 1950.  She graduated from Aurora High School and then left to serve in the Women’s Army Corp where she met her husband Arthur Donald Grant.
After leaving the Army, Myrtle moved to Lincoln and worked for Miller & Paine bakery until their closure and then worked in the bakery for Russ’s Market Bishop Heights and 17th & Washington before retiring.  She was active in the Cornhusker Doll Club and sewed doll clothes that she donated to different organizations.  She loved reading and instilled a love of the same in her daughter.  She also enjoyed baking for the other residents at her apartment complex The Walter.   
She is survived by her daughter Margaret A. Tupper (Kelvin), Lincoln;   grandchildren: Jared M. Tupper, Dakota W. Tupper and Mariah P. Tupper;  sisters:  Francie Larsen (Del),  Dorthea McMeen (Chris) and Virginia Hielen;  various nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister J. Pamela (Hielen) Leak and brother Michael D. Hielen.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Wyuka Funeral Home.
Interment with military honors will be at Wyuka Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Lincoln City Libraries Foundation.
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