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Myron Yager

Myron Gilbert Yager, age 86, of Cokato, formerly of Waverly, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Home of Howard Lake.

Funeral service is today, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Nancy Butterfass will serve as organist. Interment will be in the Howard Lake Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Fred Feik, Bruce Feik, John McCarthy, Jamie McCarthy, Craig Yager, and Nathan Arvold.

Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.; and continues today for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home of Howard Lake.

Myron was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Victor Township, Wright County, the son of Erwin and Emma (Hoppe) Yager. A lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, he was baptized March 6, 1921, by the Rev. A.L. Oetjen, and confirmed in his faith May 2, 1937, by the Rev. Carl Seltz.

He served in the US Army during World War II.

Myron was married to Isabella Joa Oct. 9, 1949, at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Minneapolis. This marriage was blessed with three children. For over 36 years, they made their home and operated a dairy farm north of Waverly.

A member of DHIA and a top herdsman, Myron was active in his church and community, serving on the Unity Mutual Insurance Board, the District 2653 School Board, and the Wright County Extension Service Board. He was a member of the American Legion Post 305.

Myron enjoyed fishing and for 17 years, he and Isabella spent their winters in Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Emma Yager; an infant son; and sisters, Joyce Yager and Lorraine Wood.

Myron is survived by his wife, Isabella, of Cokato; children, Roland (Debra) Yager of Corcoran, Dennis (Jeannine) Yager of Waverly, and Sharon (Brian) Arvold of Minneapolis; two sisters, Gloria Feik (Jack Gausman) of Wayzata, and Lillie Mae (James) Fondel of Zephyrhills, Fla.; seven grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and a host of family and friends.