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Myra Clarice Malas, 74, Portage

Myra Clarice Malas, 74, of Portage, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Wisconsin Dells Health Services in Wisconsin Dells.

Myra was born Nov. 27, 1942, in Madison, the daughter of Wenzel and Isabel (Martin) Hildestad.

Join us for a Celebration of Life from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the VFW Hall, 349 S. Walker Way, Sun Prairie.

Myra is survived by her husband, William; son, Scott Schmid of Madison; daughter, Susan (Ike) Schuster of Cottage Grove; brother, Larry (Lori) Hildestad; grandchildren, Jade (Cody) Becker, Trinity (Weston) Romuald, Bailey and Ben Schmid; and great-grandchildren, Miyah and Makenzie Becker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry Hildestad.

Myra graduated from East High School in 1960, and shared fond memories of time spent at the Loft. Her giving nature shined through and touched so many throughout the years. She was a Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts leader and ran her own painting, daycare and upholstery businesses. Worked at Meriter Hospital, Badger Bowl, office manager at Wauona Trails and more. Always lending an ear to those in need, giving hugs and rousing smiles. Her faith in God, Family and True Love never-ending.

Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Wisconsin Dells assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, visit