***** DUE TO WEATHER RESCHEDULED **********************
*********************Myron Anderson funeral services have been rescheduled due to weather. Visitation will be 5PM to 7PM at Osterberg Funeral Home on Monday, December 13, 2010. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 2PM at Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson.***************************
MYRON L. ANDERSON, 91, of Jackson, passed away at the Jackson Good Samaritan on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Funeral service will be on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 10:30 AM at Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson with Pastor Eric Hullstrom officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Hauge’s Cemetery in Belmont Township. Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 to 7 PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home and on Monday – one hour prior to the service at the Church.
A celebration of life for Myron Lee Anderson will be at Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson with Pastor Eric Hullstrom officiating. Internment is at Hauges Cemetery near Bergen. Casket bearers are Nathan Sargent, Derek Sargent, Steve Gardner, Brent Christopher, Kevin Christopher, and Matt Fiala. Osterberg Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Kenny Peterson and Pete Werner served as ushers.
Myron L. Anderson was born in Jackson, MN, December 11, 1918, to Mabel (Lee) and John Anderson. Sadly, his father died of influenza several weeks before Myron was born.
Myron and his mother lived for a time in Minneapolis when he was a small boy and then moved back to Jackson. His mother married Mike Yonker and gave birth to Myron’s brothers: Eddie Yonker of rural Bingham Lake and the late Leroy Yonker of Windom. As a boy, Myron spent much time with his father’s family on their farm in Enterprise Township. His uncle, Alfred “Shorty” Anderson, was the inspiration for Myron’s quick wit and sense of humor.
Myron was confirmed in his Christian faith at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Jackson and attended Jackson high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II serving as electricians mate first class aboard the U.S.S. Black, a destroyer in the Pacific. After the war, he returned to Jackson and began farming with his uncles.
Myron married Irene L. Jarmuth, September 9, 1950 at Salem Lutheran church and soon after moved to the family farm in Enterprise Township. For many years, Myron farmed in partnership with his long-time friend and brother-in-law, Henry Jarmuth.
Always an active church member, Myron served as Church Council President at Salem Lutheran, was a council member for several terms, and taught Sunday school. Sunday morning lunch after church with his Salem friends was one of his favorite times. He also enjoyed regular morning coffee with his neighbors, Brent and Kevin Christopher and their families.
Myron is survived by his wife, Irene; children: Mary L. Sargent of Jackson, Janet L. Gardner (Steve) of Custer, SD, and John L. Anderson (Carol) of Hastings, MN; his grandchildren Nathan (Chelsey Holland), Derek Sargent and Haylee Sargent of Mankato, MN, Alissa (Cory) Helm of Fargo, ND; one great grandson Dominic; his brother and sister-in-law Eddie and Janice Yonker; sister-in-law Alice Olson of Rochester; nieces; nephews; cousins; and many friends from Salem Lutheran church and the Jackson area.
In addition to his parents, Myron was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Leroy and Patricia Yonker; his brothers-in-law Henry Jarmuth of Jackson and Oscar Olson of Rochester; many aunts and uncles, cousins, one niece and one great niece.