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Myron De Verne Morris

February 8, 1934 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 86)


Myron DeVerne Morris

Born:  February 8, 1934 in rural Kensal, ND to John Harold and Ester Selma Morris (Hermanson). 

Died: April 30, 2020 in Enderlin, ND.

Graduated high school from Chaffee in 1952. 

1952-1953 farm.

Joined the services for a 2-year period between 1-19-1954 to 1-18-1956. Stationed at various facilities across the States from Fort Riley Kansas to Fort Ord California and a majority of his time at Fort Hood Texas, mastering his skill and certifying in Combat Command Sniper School, receiving his diploma, and awarded the National Defense Service Medal for the 701st Armored Infantry Battalion.  Myron also served in the major training exercises, post WW2, in Louisiana with Operation Sage Brush in late 1955 as part of the highly noted 1st Armored Division of the Armed Services 9th Field Army (Provisional). He would finish his service with an honorable discharge in early 1956. 

Myron worked road construction for a few years as a heavy machinery operator before returning to the family farm to settle there for his remaining days working the farm alongside his brother Jack, raising small and large grains, and working a small cattle operation. 

Myron loved to play pool and became quite good competing in many tournaments around the area receiving several notable trophies over the years.  Myron’s second love came for the pull tab machine.  If he wasn’t hustling at pool he was pulling tabs.  There likely wasn’t a rhyme or reason to the madness, a single scientific method, or any supporting theory he had, it was probably more of just plain luck, but seemed to have that machine figured out and he pulled some good tabs from those machines over the years!  He certainly loved playing the tabs and a lot of people will remember him for that.  It isn’t always about winning.  He loved doing it and it made him happy. 

Myron retired at the farm where he enjoyed his time walking the cow paths in the pasture watching the cows. And he never went anywhere without his little radio in his pocket so he could listen to the Minnesota Twins!  He loved baseball, even if they weren’t winning.

In January 2019 Myron fell ill and sadly had to move out of the farm he loved so much and spent nearly his entire life on.  Myron resided at Maryhill Manor in Enderlin, ND for the remainder of his days battling health issues where his body finally succumbed and gave his last breath.  Myron will be remembered by his surrounding neighbors, friends and family for a long time to come. 

Myron is preceded in death by his parents (John and Selma) and older brother (Duane).  He is survived by his younger siblings, sister Wava (Bill) in Surprise, AZ; his brother Jack (Carol) of Enderlin, ND; and sister in-law Marge Morris of Fargo, ND; along with many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.    

Honorary Pallbearers (nephews): Lee Mosbrucker, Lon Mosbrucker, Jay Mosbrucker, Scott Morris, Dean Morris.

Graveside Services: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at  Watson Cemetery, rural Leonard, ND.

Officiating: Pastor Loy Ham, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Leonard, ND.

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