Nov. 7, 1912-Jan. 2, 2013
MINNEOTA – Services for Raymond Myrvik, 100, of Minneota will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hemnes Lutheran Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday with a 6 p.m. prayer service at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial is in Hemnes Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota.
Raymond died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota.
Raymond Bernard Myrvik was born Nov. 7, 1912, in Nordland Township, to Odin and Marie (Skaar) Myrvik. He attended country school and graduated from Minneota High School. Ray attended one year of teacher’s training at Normal School. He taught for a few years. On June 19, 1937, he was united in marriage to Alice Teigland at Hemnes Lutheran Church. After the marriage, the couple began farming west of Minneota. They farmed until retiring and moving to Minneota in the mid-1970s. Ray was very active. He was a member of the Minneota City Band, the Farm Bureau, was a 4-H leader, belonged to the Southwest Minnesota Dairy Association and the Nordland Telephone Association, drove for Western Community Action and delivered Meals on Wheels. He and Alice were also foster parents to many children. Ray was also very active at Hemnes Lutheran Church. He served in various offices, was the choir director and a Sunday School Teacher.
Survivors include his children Ronald Myrvik of Duluth, Deloris (and Rev. Norman) Berg of Ham Lake, Paul (and Mary Ellen) Myrvik of Minneota, Barbara (and Pierre) Hansen of St. Cloud; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great grandchildren and one expected; sister Marion Buska of St. Louis Park; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one son in infancy, his wife, Alice, brothers Otto and Arnold and sisters Myrtle Smith and Esther Johnson.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors