Ashley, ND-Memorial service for Myron D. Rau, 91, of Ashley will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ashley.
Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Myron died January 2, 2021 at Sanford Medical Center Fargo.
Myron Dwight Rau was born May 28, 1929 to Edward and Emma (Klein) Rau in Ashley, ND. This is where he grew up, graduating from Ashley High School with the class of 1947. He attended college at Jamestown State College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Myron enlisted into the United States Navy and served as a weather specialist on the USS New Jersey.
He was united in marriage to Geraldine (Jerri) Stogsdill on June 11, 1953 in Myron's parents' home in Ashley. Following his honorable discharge, he moved to Lehr, ND and taught for two years. He then moved to Ashley to teach. He attended Northern State College and earned his master's degree in Education. During those summer months for two years, he took classes at Baylor University while visiting Jerri's family in Dallas, TX. Myron continued to teach in Ashley and was an athletic coach for 25 years. In 1979, they moved to Solen, ND where he taught for two years. They then moved to Colorado, then to Arizona. In 2011 they moved back to Ashley where they enjoyed their retirement.
Myron was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Frank Piper American Legion Post #53 of Ashley, and Ashley Country Club. He was a former member of Ashley Lions Club. He enjoyed golfing and fishing; and in his later years he kept his mind sharp with computer games, puzzles, crosswords, and newspapers. His two little dogs are missing his company.
Grateful for having shared Myron's life are his wife of 67 years, Jerri; daughters, Carol Rau of Lisbon, ND, and Debbie (Steven) Halles of West Hills, CA; sister, June Mueller of St. Louis, MO, and nephew Dr. Keith Rau of Fargo.
He joins in heaven his parents and beloved brother, Clifford.
Honorary Urnbearers will be Matthew Rau and Ron Hunter.
The family prefers memorials to Zion Lutheran Cemetery, PO Box 257, Ashley, ND 58413; Pets for Patriots.org; or Wounded Warrior Project.org.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.
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