June 9, 1935-April 11, 2014
LeRoy Arnold Myren, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton, North Dakota.
LeRoy, the son of Arnold and Alby (Anderson) Myren, was born on June 9, 1935 in Cambridge, Minn. He was raised and educated in Cambridge.
As a young man at the age of 17, LeRoy enlisted in the United State Air Force. He was united in marriage to Mary Pelowski on October 28, 1961 in St. Paul.
Because of LeRoy's military career they lived in various places in the United States, until 1975 when he retired from the United States Air Force. They moved to Detroit Lakes, where they owned and operated the Highway 59 Motel until 1985. After retiring from the motel, LeRoy continued to work various jobs.
LeRoy enjoyed playing guitar, hunting, fishing, watching the Vikings and Twins games and his many trips to the casino. He truly treasured his time spent with his children and grandchildren.
Surviving LeRoy are one daughter, Vicky (Les) Lindsay of Wyndmere, N.D.; three sons, George (Jodi Anderson) Myren of Detroit Lakes, James (Therese) Myren of Milwaukee, Wis., and Vincent Myren of Waukesha, Wis.; six grandchildren, Rachel Myren, Jordan Myren, Allyson Lindsay, Ryan Lindsay, Kathryn Myren and Vincent Myren; sister, Lois Rouser of Atwater, Minn.; brother, Lyle (Carol) Myren of Minneapolis; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding LeRoy in death were his parents; wife, Mary (2012); brother, Larry Myren; sister-in-law, Doris Myren; and brother-in-law, John Rouser.
A mass of Christian burial is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes.
Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Interment is in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley.
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