Gerald V. Myren
Gerald Vernon Myren, 92, of Osseo, and formerly of Whitehall, died Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Oakridge in Osseo.
Gerald was born December 11, 1929, in the Town of Hale, Trempealeau County, to Aldor and Minnie (Herman) Myren. He grew up on the family farm in the Town of Hale. Gerald attended Caswell School through 8th grade and graduated from Whitehall High School in 1948. After graduation, Gerald helped on the family farm and also for a neighbor who was a beekeeper. Gerald served two years in the U.S. Army, from 1954 – 1956. Most of his deployment was spent with occupational forces in Germany.
Gerald married Donna Stuber, May 10, 1958, in Cleghorn, and together they owned a dairy farm in the Town of Hale until April of 1983, when they moved to the Town of Lincoln. Gerald then drove school bus for Thompson Bus Service for 18 ½ years. Gerald served on the town board for the Town of Hale for 24 years…22 years as its town clerk and two years as a board supervisor.
Gerald was a life-long member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (German Valley) in rural Whitehall, serving in various church offices, and was a leader in the effort to rebuild the church after it was destroyed by a fire in 1983. He was also an officer for the cemetery association for many years. Gerald loved reading, watching television, traveling and most of all, spending time with his family.
Gerald is survived by two sons: David (Beth) and Daniel (Tonya) Myren; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Donna, who preceded Gerald in death April 28, 2021, Gerald is preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela; four brothers: Donald, Roger, Bruce and Larry Myren; and a sister, Beverly Peterson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery, both in rural Whitehall. Pastor David Knefelkamp will officiate. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall is assisting the family with arrangements.