Joseph John Myran, 86, Glenville

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 23, 2005

Funeral services for Joseph Myran, age 86, of Glenville, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle. The Rev. Jeff Wallager will officiate. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville. Military honors will be accorded by area servicemen’s organizations. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday

at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the Church on Wednesday. To sign the guestbook, goto

Joe died on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2005, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

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Joseph John Myran was born on Aug. 25, 1918, in Minneapolis, the son of Mary Warzecha. He lived in Minneapolis for two or three years where his mother married his stepfather, Carl Myran.

During his youth, Joe lived in Manchester, Pierz, and back in Manchester again.

Joe served in the US Army during World War II.

On May 12, 1946, Joe was united in marriage to Marie A. Madsen in Northwood.

They moved to Albert Lea, and then Hayward, before buying their farm near Glenville.

Joe enjoyed music, and played the concertina in his family dance band, the Joe Myran Band.

He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his son Dean and his wife Khadija of Rosemount and their daughters Bellkeyce, Khansaa, Saraa, and Asmaa; daughter JoAnn Myran Wahl of Burnsville and her children Lucy and Andy; and Son Don and his wife Lisa Myran of Albert Lea and their children Ariel and her husband Robert Goettel, Keri and her fianc Seth Stadheim and their daughter Vayda; Joe’s sister, Irene Schuety, and his brother Phillip; nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Marie, an infant son, James, his sister Inez, and his brother Carl.