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Obituary for Richard C. Myron

Richard “Dick” Myron, age 69, of Northfield, passed away peacefully Monday, February 5, 2018, at his home with his family at his side. Dick was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer 6 years ago and given six months to live. His great strength, determination, positive outlook, family, faith and the staff of Mayo Clinic helped him to extend that 6 months to 6 happy years filled with love, FUN, beautiful memories made with family and friends, travel, and laughter Richard was born the son of W. Clair and Emma (Opdahl) Myron on March 17, 1948, in Fargo, North Dakota. He […]

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Richard “Dick” Myron, age 69, of Northfield, passed away peacefully Monday, February 5, 2018, at his home with his family at his side. Dick was diagnosed with stage four esophageal cancer 6 years ago and given six months to live. His great strength, determination, positive outlook, family, faith and the staff of Mayo Clinic helped him to extend that 6 months to 6 happy years filled with love, FUN, beautiful memories made with family and friends, travel, and laughter

Richard was born the son of W. Clair and Emma (Opdahl) Myron on March 17, 1948, in Fargo, North Dakota. He attended Fargo Central High School and then Fargo North where he graduated from high school in 1966. He then studied at North Dakota State University. Dick moved to Minneapolis and worked for General Mills and later for International Multi Foods while completing his Food Science degree at the University of Minnesota. He was united in marriage to Donna Fenstra on May 20, 1972, in Willmar. The couple made their home in Fridley for a short period and then moved to Plymouth. Dick worked as a food scientist in R & D formulating new cereal. He took a position with Malt-O-Meal in 1986 moving to Northfield in 1990, retiring from Malt-O-Meal in 2013. Dick greatly enjoyed his work and the people, places, and memories he made while working for Malt-O-Meal.

He had a love for travel and love of photography, often taking pictures of sunsets throughout their travels. He loved going to the cabin up North on Duck Lake where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and relaxing by the lake. Dick also enjoyed going on yearly pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota. Dick had a passion for cars. Early on he raced cars at the Red River Valley Speedway in Fargo. Mechanically, he could do anything. He loved driving in his Trans Am and later his Corvette.

Dick and Donna traveled to many different states and countries including his retirement trip to Australia and New Zealand and Donna’s retirement trip on an Alaskan cruise. He loved good food, was a great cook and had recently developed a passion for brewing his own beer, sharing his brews at family functions and good times spent with friends.

Dick’s love for his family was evident in everything he did. He loved being involved in their lives and passed on a great love of music to his sons and granddaughters. He enjoyed sharing concerts with his sons. His strength and positive attitude through his journey with cancer was an inspiration to many of the nurses and cancer buddies that he shared his chemo treatments with. He enjoyed getting to know all of his coworkers at Malt O’ Meal and was respected and appreciated by all.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Donna; two sons, Jonathan (Jamie) of Castle Rock, CO, Jason (Trista) of Northfield; three granddaughters, Kaeli, Nova and Lux; sister, Virginia “Ginny” (Michael) Wetzstein of Arlington, TX; and their children, Jamie (Dana) Wetzstein and Angie (Christopher) Vaughn. He is also survived by eight great-nephews, nieces and many other loving family members. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 9, 2018, beginning at 11 AM at Church of St. Dominic. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield. Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Cancer Research or Church of St. Dominic School scholarship fund. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral

11:00 AM - February 9, 2018


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Church of St. Dominic - Northfield
104 Linden St N Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial: 1:00 PM - February 9, 2018

Oaklawn Cemetery
1415 Wall Street Rd Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

3 Comments

  1. Marilyn Myron Mathis

    Dear Donna and Family–Phil and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Dick. His obituary is a beautiful tribute to him and we appreciated the opportunity to learn more about his life. I’m sorry to say that even though Dick is my first cousin, I never had the chance to get well-acquainted with him mainly because of our age difference (I’m five years older).

    We wish you peace as you continue to recall your many beautiful memories of Dick’s life and the imprint he leaves behind.

    With love and deepest sympathy,

    Marilyn Myron Mathis and Philip

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  2. Naomi

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. The Bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your many memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

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  3. A.k. karlsen

    Dear Donna and family. My deepest condondolences. A great kindly man whom was respected greatly. Love Trine (anne katrina karlsen carlson)

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