CANTON - Fred E. Myers Jr., age 83, of Edina, Minn., formerly of Canton, Ill., passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.
He was born in Denver, Colo., the 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 from 1951 to 1953.
Fred married Barbara Daley in Canton, Ill., at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in 1956.
Fred was employed by Caterpillar Inc., and later by Ziegler Co. in Minneapolis, Minn. After retirement, Fred started the successful non-profit Rebuild Resources in St. Paul, Minn., for recovering addicts.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of 56 years; daughters, Cindy Bray (Patrick), Rebecca Simso, Sue Morris and 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 at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Edina, located at 50th Street and Wooddale Avenue, with visitation at 10 a.m.
Memorials may be made to The Minneapolis Foundation for the 2218 Preservation Endowment Fund, 800 IDS Center, 80 S. Eighth St., Minneapolis MN 55402. It was the AA chapter which Fred was a member of for more than 40 years.
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