Myron Tande

myron tande

April 6, 1943 ~ November 16, 2022

Born in: Powers Lake, North Dakota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

Myron Owen Tande, 79, passed away on November 16th at home under the care of hospice. He was born on April 6th, 1943 in Powers Lake, ND to Millard and Bertha (Jacobson) Tande. He graduated from Powers Lake High School in 1961. He served in the US Navy in the Vietnam War from 1966-1968 and was in the US Navy Reserves until 1976. Myron was united in marriage to Catherine (Kate) Richard on May 10th, 1969 at St. Benedict Catholic Church of Wild Rice, Horace, ND. He graduated from North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND in 1965 with an electrical technology degree. Myron worked in construction as an electrician for 43 years. He owned his own business, Tande Electric, from 1977-1983, worked as a civilian employee for the Minot Air Force Base and Rivet Mile project from 1983-1987, and was employed at Mountrail-Williams Electric as a Master Electrician from 1987-2008.

For those who knew Myron, they will remember his calm presence, dry sense of humor, and quick wit. His laugh was unique and contagious. The smirk on his face and twinkle in his eye when he told a good joke was undeniable. He enjoyed going to auction sales, estate sales, pawn shops, 2nd hand stores, antique stores to find his treasures. We never knew what he would bring home. He took a great deal of pride in his family, often sharing stories about his kids and grandkids to anyone who would listen. As a skilled craftsman, his hands created numerous wood working projects his family and friends will cherish for years to come. He was quick to share his woodworking and electrical knowledge with his friends and family. He left the world a better place.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son.

Myron is survived by his wife of 53 years, Catherine (Kate) Tande, Son Brian (Desiree) Tande, Grand Forks; Daughters Laura (James) Bent, Fargo; Emilee (Brad) Johnson, Oxford, NC. Nine Grandchildren Lucas (fiancée Rachel), Joel, Gabriel and Adrianna Tande; Michelle, Christine, and Leah Bent; Riley and Carter Johnson. Brother Oswald (Jane); Sister Karen (Gene) Grimm.

In leiu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Benedict Catholic Church or a charity of choice.

Myron’s prayer service will be livestreamed below at 4:30, Sunday, November 20, 2022


Mass of Christian Burial: November 21, 2022 11:00 am

St. Benedict Catholic Church
11743 38th St S
Horace, ND 58047

Prayer Service: November 20, 2022 4:30 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Sunday: November 20, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Visitation - Monday: November 21, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Benedict Catholic Church
11743 38th St S
Horace, ND 58047

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Memories Timeline


  1. Myron touched many lives with his curiuosity and optimism. We’re blessed to have had time with him. He lives on in a wonderful legacy in his family’s future endeavors and smiles. Peace and blessings as he watches you all from above.

  2. To the Tande family our hearts go out to you during this time of loss. Myron will be sadly missed. We continue to pray Gods comfort for you. Prayers to you all.

  3. Myron will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. Hugs, thoughts, prayers and my deepest sympathy to Kate and the entire family.
    Laurie Lenertz

  4. My sympathy to you Kate and your family. Myron was so nice and his sense of humor was always so fun. Spent many times together as he wired our house. Know Gods peace as you go through the days ahead.

  5. Our sincere thoughts are with all of Myron’s family. May your wonderful memories help through lonely times. God bless you and give you comfort

  6. I am sorry to hear about Myron’s passing. Myron and I graduated in the same Electrical Technology class at NDSSS. I remember him as a quiet and thoughtful person. We met only once since graduation, and I am sorry that I never got to hear any of his jokes. All the best to his family and friends.

  7. Our sympathies to you Kate and your family. Myron and you were great fun and we became great friends after meeting you on our Alaska trip and subsequent annual gatherings. Know that our prayers are with you and God’s grace will see you through. Love Bob & Iola Frerichs, Akron IA

  8. Myron we love you and we will miss you. We always enjoyed our time with you. Many prayers for you Kate, the children and the grandchildren.
    Love you Sis
    Pat,Laurel, Chris,Cory,Alicia and the Grandaughters

  9. Dear Tande Family, May God grant you peace and comfort now and in the days to come. I enjoyed the many years of working at MWEC with Myron. So happy that I was able to visit with Myron & Kate when you were in Stanley last year. Many thoughts and prayers are being sent your way!🙏🙏🙏

  10. Our thoughts and prayers to Kate, Laura,Brian,ET and all family and friends. Myron will be missed by all who knew him as he was ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS. We lived across the street from Myron and he would always show me his latest find. Big heavy Delta woodworking planers, band saws, table saws etc. He was always working in his garage doing something with wood. He was a powerhouse on Stanley Ambulance for YEARS. A run would go down and day or night Myron was always in the area so it got covered. He was a hometown Hero, Thank you Myron, you impacted so many lives. He would bid on air base surplus so Ambulance garage got lots of lockers etc cuz you had to buy a whole lot at a time. He loved auctions. Rest In Peace Myron.

  11. Dear Kate,
    We are SO sorry about Myron’s passing!
    Our sincere sympathy to you and your entire family!
    My heart aches for you and are sending prayers daily for your strength, God’s love and comfort to sustain you!
    Myron will be be missed by us and his many friends that he easily made with his gentle disposition and smile, plus the willingness to enjoy whatever get together or event he attended!
    God Bless your whole family and RIP Myron!
    Love, Marlys & Randy

  12. Dear Tande Family:

    I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful brother, father, grandfather, husband, uncle. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Take care

  13. To All of Myron’s Family,
    Myron was a VERY nice man. We’ll always remember his sense of humor and genorous heart. I think of him often and ALL the work he did at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Stanley, ND, all done out of the goodness in his heart.
    He left so many memories, blessings for all of you, cherish them all. He will forever live in your hearts.
    Eternal rest grant unto him and may the perpetual light shine upon him always.
    Prayers & Sympathy,
    Russ & Alice Dusek, Stanley

  14. Kate and family, Tom and I offer our sincere sympathy and prayers to all of you. We were saddened to read of his passing. Even though it has been years since we’ve seen you , we have good memories from our days as neighbors in Stanley. God be with you. Sandy Ulmer

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