Mylo Marvin MinskeMylo Marvin Minske, the son of Marvella (Dagen) and Melvin Minske, was born on November 30, 1937 in Drayton, ND. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith.
Mylo Marvin Minske
Mylo Marvin Minske, the son of Marvella (Dagen) and Melvin Minske, was born on November 30, 1937 in Drayton, ND. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith.
Mylo left school to join the United States Army March 22, 1956 and served until Feb. 4, 1958 as a PFC at which time received an honorable discharge and the "Good Conduct Medal".
Mylo married June (Johnson) on July 23, 1960 in Greenbush, MN. Mylo and June lived out West in various places where he worked building telephone lines. They then moved to the Twin Cities from 1965 until 1974 where Mylo worked for Gulf Oil Company, and as a Police Officer in Bloomington, MN. In 1974 Mylo moved his family to Acme, Wyoming, where he worked for Cenex and the Railroad.
In 1976 Mylo moved his family to Karlstad. He was employed at American Crystal Sugar in Drayton, ND for over 20 years as a mechanic and later as a high voltage electrician. He also owned his own heating business "Minske Heating", and farmed with his father and brother. He also helped Todd and Sonny Mack, and Maynard Peterson with their sugar beet harvest in the fall.
Mylo was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Karlstad, served as President of the Grain Millers Union at American Crystal Sugar for many years, was supervisor of the Pelan Township Board, the Pelan Township Fire Warden, and a member of the Karlstad American Legion.
Mylo loved watching his grandchildren in the events they participated in. He was at as many events as possible. Mylo enjoyed taking his family camping and fishing as they were growing up. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed deer hunting with his children, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Mylo and June enjoyed traveling and living in Arizona during the winter months.
Mylo Minske passed away unexpectedly on October 28, 2009 at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks at the age of 71 years, ten months and twenty eight days old.
Mylo is survived by his wife, June, of Karlstad; children: Mark (Shannon) Minske of Inver Grove Heights, MN; Stuart (Jill) Minske of East Grand Forks, MN; Angela (Bill) Stanislawski of Greenbush, MN; and Michele (Blake) Vandal of Warroad; grandchildren: Thomas, Sian, Paula (Scott), Nick (Rachel), Justin (Tessa), Shawn, Sara, Dylan, Wyatt, and Taylor; great-grandchildren: Haven, Abby, Tyler, and Ella; father, Melvin of Karlstad; brother, Bryce (Karen) Minske of Roseau; and brother-in-law, Marlyn Bjorge of Grand Forks, ND.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Marvella, and sister, DaLonna Bjorge.
Visitation will be on Sunday, November 1 at Helgeson Funeral Chapel in Roseau from 5-7 p.m. with a devotional service at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2009 at the First Lutheran Church in Karlstad, MN.
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