Myron Hovden, Fargo, age 84, passed away November 29, 2014, at Sanford Palliative Care.

Myron Hovden was born at Perley, Minnesota on April 18, 1930 to Christian and Minnie (Baker) Hovden.  He graduated from Hendrum High School and attended Fargo Business College. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He married Lois Nilles at Casselton, ND June 21, 1958.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion.   Myron worked at Merchants National Bank (First Bank) until his retirement in 1985.  He worked at the Red River Valley Fair until October 2008.

Myron is survived by his wife Lois, a son Jeffrey, (Howard Lee), New York, a daughter Julie (John) Thoemke.  Also surviving are five grandsons, John, Jacob, Joseph, Jared, and James, and one great-granddaughter, Katie.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Warren, Charles, Eugene, and Earl, and sisters, Lois Johnson, Elaine Crane and Eunice Todd.

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  1. Fargo ND
    Lois and family,
    I have fond memories of your husband and father during my early childhood. My Father, George Hill and Myron worked at the RRVF as the “bankers”. I would watch those two counting ticket sales and the bank roll every night as I too worked out their doing many jobs. My condolences, David Hill

  2. Fargo ND
    My sympathies to the family of Myron. I was an employee at Merchant’s Bank in the 60’s and Myron was an officer in the TimePay Dept. where I worked as well.
    What a wonderful man, kind, gentle, great smile, and sense of humor. Just wanted you to know that he made impressions of the same on many employees there at the bank. May he rest in peace.

  3. Fargo ND
    Lois and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May your family memories sustain you through this difficult time and God’s peace be with all of you.

  4. West Fargo ND
    My dear beautiful family, How blessed was I to be present when our dear Lord called his servant home. It broke my heart to see him go but I know he is in a very beautiful place. God bless you all with love and mercy and know that the gentle giant, Myron, dwells in the house of the Lord where there is no more pain, only the joyful songs of the many angels who have gone before us and watch over us now and forever. I love you all so much, you will remain in my heart, my thoughts, and my prayers and throughout this Christmas season,I pray that your gift be that of memories that dry your tears and bring you peace. Love, Debbie

  5. Hazen ND
    Lois, Jeff and Julie,

    I was so sorry to hear about Myron’s death. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

    I have so many fond memories of times I spent with Myron growing up, from holidays at your home, to fishing trips to working with Myron at the fairgrounds when it was still in Fargo. He was a terrific man and will be greatly misses.

  6. Dad, You were the kindest, most loving man I knew. Thank you for all the things you taught me and passed down to me. I am so much more than grateful to have been so fortunate to have you for my Dad. I love you to the moon and beyond. I will never forget you but now hold you and our memories in my heart. Thank you for everything. I miss you so much I ache. As you would want, I will keep on keeping on and it’s now my turn to take care of everyone. Love you Dad!!! Your daughter, Julie

  7. Dad, As I told you at the hospital, I take a big piece of you with me wherever I go. Now more than half a year since your passing that is not any less. Love, Jeff

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