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Myron Simonson, 88, passed away on May 18, 2022, at Eventide Senior Living in Fargo, North Dakota. Myron was born in Turtle Lake, ND, on July 13,1933, to Ingeborg (Hauge) and Justin Simonson, the second of five children. They moved to Enderlin, ND, where he graduated high school in 1951. He married Carolyn Buttke on June 17, 1956, and they lived on a farm near Enderlin, raising their three boys.

Myron was a man of many talents. He worked for the railroad, was a plumber, owned His Sports Shop, and was a policeman, fire chief and volunteer fire fighter, and a magistrate judge. He retired in 1996 after working for the US Postal Service for 24 years. Myron was an active volunteer in the Enderlin community serving as a Boy Scout scoutmaster, a hunter safety instructor, and as an umpire for men’s and women’s softball, and for the Enderlin Indies and Babe Ruth baseball games.

Myron was an active sportsman. He boasted a string of 41 consecutive years of harvesting a deer with a bow and arrow. Myron also loved taking his boys hunting and fishing in the rivers and lakes of North Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada as well as on many adventurous camping trips. His love of the outdoors and history was spent searching for Native American artifacts, visiting historical sites, as well as participating in many early American Fur Trading rendezvous where he competed in black powder rifle shooting competitions and other fur trade related competitions. Myron was a talented buck skinner and flint knapper, who told many stories and jokes around the camp fire under his pseudonym Sam Ting. He and Carolyn were avid gardeners. Myron and Carolyn moved to West Fargo in 2010 where they enjoyed gardening, putzing around the house, and visiting with family and friends.

Myron is survived by his wife, Carolyn, sister, Gwen Flynn, and his three sons and their families: Keith and Ginger Simonson of Flower Mound, TX; Steve Simonson and Kellie Berg of Pelican Rapids, MN; and Ken and Janel Simonson of Reiles Acres, ND. Myron has six grandchildren: Kelsey (Luke) Nefzger, Kara (Kasey) Brown, Sabrina Greenwood, Russel Frederick, Justine Peterson and Jewell Simonson. Myron has 12 great-grandchildren:

Myron was predeceased by his daughter Marion Simonson, and a grandson Josh Ertelt.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations should be made to the Enderlin Cemetery Fund: Enderlin Cemetery Assoc., Attn: Duane Skramstad, PO Box 84, Enderlin, ND 58027. Donations may also be donated through Janel Simonson’s VENMO account:

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  1. Myron and Carolyn were great neighbors. Their love of gardening was evident in all of the flowers in their yard. The birds are going to miss their daily feeding. We loved sitting in the driveway listening to both of them tell their stories. Myron loved a good “dirty” story. He will be missed!

  2. I considered Myron a friend. I owe him so much for the “hunting instructions” he gave me. Always, this was done with a quiet, humble voice. Best teacher ever and he never laughed at this novice. His skill in tracking a wounded animal was second to none. And we had better find that deer so it wound not suffer. I remember some of the most beautiful fall Sundays sitting in the tree stand just above the deer’s heads. So exciting as they came down the path unaware of the company. Those visions will never end. Myron and Carolyn were so fun and gracious. Always coffee on in the early mornings. Carolyn usually was baking or canning and the house always smelled of her work. Myron and Carolyn loved the outdoors and instilled that in their children and grandchildren. Myron I will always think of the memories fondly and there are many. Carolyn and family, my deepest sympathy.

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