Myron Mehlhaf: 1947-2022
Myron Mehlhaf, 75, of Freeman, S.D., passed away on July 27 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. A funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Reformed Church of Menno, S.D., with burial in the Menno City Cemetery. Vistation will be on Sunday, July 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Myron was born on January 14, 1947 in Hutchinson County to Ruben and Leona (Herr) Mehlhaf. He was baptized February 1947 and confirmed in faith, June 1961 at Zion Reformed Church, Menno, SD, where he remained a member until his death.
Myron received his education and graduated from Menno School in 1965. In May 1966 he joined the Army National Guard.
On Sept. 1, 1968, Myron married Linda Jorgensen at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Freeman. They made their home south of Freeman where they farmed and raised their family. To this union was born Brian Lee, Michael Alan, Darla Kay and Angela Lynn. Nothing brought him more joy than to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Linda of 53 years and 11 months; children: Brian (Steph) Mehlhaf of Parkston, S.D., Michael (Brenda) Mehlhaf of Freeman, Darla (Brian) Anderson of Wentworth and Angela (Chad) Sedlacek of Norfolk, Neb.; grandchildren: Devin (Emily) Mehlhaf, Jacob (Madison) Mehlhaf, Riley and Kaitlyn Mehlhaf, Kacey (Ashton) Fey, Cole (Sarah) Anderson, Abbey, Mason and Kenna Sedlacek, Shae, Mason and Kadee Lebeda; great-grandchildren: Everleigh, Bennett, Elsie and Cassandra Mehlhaf and Jase Fey; siblings: Harley Mehlhaf, Dianne Schortzman, Dale (Earla) Mehlhaf, sister-in-law: Sally (Kent) Oorlog and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ruben and Leona Mehlhaf, father- and mother-in-law Layne and Clara Jorgensen; daughter-in-law Corene Mehlhaf; sister-in-law Janet Mehlhaf and brother-in-law Merit Schortzman.