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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fred Myers Obituary

Myers, Fred E., Jr. Age 83, of Edina, MN formerly of Canton, IL passed away Saturday, September 7th, 2013. He was born in Denver, CO., son of Fred E. Myers, Sr. and Dorothy Brown Myers. Fred graduated from Canton High School, and from the University of Illinois with a degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the Korean War 1951-1953. Fred married Barbara Daley in Canton, IL at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in 1956. Fred was employed by Caterpillar, Inc., and later by Ziegler Co. in Minneapolis, MN. After retirement, Fred started the successful non-profit Rebuild Resources in St. Paul, MN for recovering addicts. He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 56 years; daughters, Cindy Bray (Patrick), Rebecca Simso, Sue Morris, Jo Ellen Myers; grandchildren, Michael (Carlene), Charlie, Jenny Jo, Emily, Alison and Laura; and sister Diane Toohill (Jody). A celebration of his life will be held at 11 AM on Monday, September 16th at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Edina, located at 50th Street and Wooddale Avenue, with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "The Minneapolis Foundation for the 2218 Preservation Endowment Fund", 800 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402; the AA chapter which Fred was a member of for 40+ years.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.
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Published online on 9/10/2013 courtesy of Star Tribune.