Sylvia May Myers, 78, of Fargo, ND, formerly Colfax, ND, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at the Sanford Hospice House in Fargo, ND. Visitation will be Thursday, January 14th starting at 5 PM with a 6:30 PM prayer service at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND. The Funeral Service will be Friday, January 15th at 11 AM at Galchutt Lutheran Church, Galchutt, ND. Pastor Meggie Bjertness will officiate. Interment will follow at St. John's Cemetery, rural Galchutt. The prayer service and funeral will be live-streamed at www.vertinmunson.com.
Sylvia (Erickson) Myers was born on September 11, 1942, at Britton, South Dakota, to Jennie (Lerback) and Alvin Erickson. She spent all of her childhood growing up in Milnor, ND and graduated from Milnor High School. Sylvia attended one year at North Dakota College of Science. Throughout her early adulthood, she was employed at several companies doing secretarial work in Wahpeton, ND.
Sylvia met the love of her life, Marlin (Mike) Myers at a wedding dance at the Pavilion in Breckenridge, MN. Mike and Sylvia united in marriage on February 12, 1966 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, ND. In that same year, Sylvia moved to the Myers Farm where they began their life and started a family. Mike and Sylvia enjoyed spending their free time dancing to country western music. After raising three boys on the farm, Sylvia worked for Wil-Rich in Wahpeton, ND for 20 years as an Accounting Clerk.
Sylvia enjoyed life on the farm. Between tending to her flower and vegetable garden, giving the farm pets attention, and doing the bookwork for the farm while being employed at Wil-Rich, she always found time to do the things she loved. Sylvia lived life with so much kindness and spread love wherever and however she could. As a mother of three boys, she always displayed patience and understanding and cared for them deeply. Sylvia spent many hours cooking with her grandkids, chocolate chip cookies and homemade dumpling soup were some of the many favorite recipes. She enjoyed supporting her grandkids and the Richland Colts by attending sporting events as well as participating in the FCCLA Secret Grand Parents Program. She loved her time spent with family, entertaining people with her wonderful sense of humor and contagious laugh. In October 2019, Sylvia and Mike moved to Fargo, ND.
Sylvia is survived by her husband, Mike; her sons; Jay (Cara) Myers of Colfax, ND; Joey Myers of Seattle, WA; Jared (Sarah) Myers of Colfax, ND; grandchildren, Travis, Abby, Nathan and Cole Myers (and Max, the family goldendoodle), all of Colfax, ND; brothers, Edwin (Marlys) Erickson of Milnor, ND; Orville (Dorothy) Erickson of Forman, ND; Clayton Erickson of Stacy, MN; sisters-in-law, Constance Erickson of Delamare, ND; Joan Hansen of West Fargo, ND; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jennie and Alvin Erickson; brothers, Vernon and Leland Erickson; brother-in-law, Dennis Myers; sisters-in-law, Lois Schacht and Faye Erickson.
Sylvia will always be loved and missed but never forgotten. Our memories will live forever.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton, ND. Feel free to visit our online guestbook and live-streaming services at www.vertinmunson.com.
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