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    Holt - Myron Olberg, 78, of Holt, died on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, surrounded by his loving family.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 (today) at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, with Rev. Mary Lundquist officiating. Casket bearers include Braden Olberg, Brandeis Olberg, Brittney Olberg, Aaron Foster, Alex Foster, Brock Dunrud, Miranda Knoll, Adam Nelson, Rachel Nelson and Mike Holmgren. Honorary casket bearers include all of Myron’s family and friends. Interment will follow at the Holt Cemetery in Holt.
    Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt.
    Myron Leroy Olberg was born on Aug. 6, 1934 in Spruce Valley Township in Marshall County,  the son of Art and Ellen (Peterson) Olberg.  He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith.  Myron attended country school in the Middle River, area.
    In the fall of 1955 he met the love of his life, Sharron Wegge in Holt, and on Sept. 29, 1956 they were united in marriage at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt. They lived for a short time on the Wegge farmstead and then moved to the Twin Cities area. To this union four children were born, Jeffrey, RaChelle, Roxanne and Valerie.  
    While living in the Twin Cities area, Myron worked in the gravel crushing business for various companies.  In 1972, the family moved to the Wegge family farm where they made their home.  Among other companies, Myron worked for Davidson Construction and farmed.  In 1987, he purchased his first gravel crusher from Ronnie Davidson and started his own business which he called M & J Construction of Holt Inc. He enjoyed the business with his son and grandsons.
    Myron enjoyed several winters at their home in Arizona with his wife, Sharron and their family and friends. He enjoyed watching westerns on TV, playing cards, and was very competitive at the game, Aggrevation.  Time spent with family and friends during the holidays was very special to Myron.
    On Dec. 14, 2007 Myron was diagnosed with MDS blood disease which turned into acute myeloid leukemia in October of 2010. He dealt with his disease with determination, bravery, and a positive attitude.  He continued to live his life to the fullest…he never complained.
    He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, and served on the Holt Township Board.
    Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Sharron; children, Jeffrey (Sharlott) Olberg of Holt, RaChelle Foster of Hibbing, Roxanne (Craig) Dunrud of Viking, and Valerie (Cory) Nelson of Annandale; grandchildren, Braden Olberg, Brandeis (Sheila) Olberg, Brittney Olberg, Aaron (Dena) Foster, Alex (Jessica) Foster, Brock (Mindy) Dunrud, Miranda (Austin) Knoll, Adam Nelson, Rachel Nelson; great-grandchildren, Katlin, Jaelah, Khyron, Zeus, Evan, Kaden, Rainah, Samiah, Aubree, Juliea, Addilynn, Baylie; siblings, Erlyn (Barb) Olberg, Darold (Fran) Olberg, Sharon Kilen, Kathleen Christopherson, Geraldine (Gerald) Gillund; sister-in-law, Elaine Olberg Soll; all of Sharron’s family; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
    He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Wallace, Roger (Renae) and Carolyn; and brothers-in-law, Marvin Christopherson and Roger Kilen.
    Family condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.     A00003B2012NV07