Myron Kolpin

Friday, August 3, 2012

Myron Duane Kolpin, age 80, of Alta, passed away on Sunday, July 29, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center of Aurelia of pulmonary fibrosis. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Alta with the Rev. Craig Cummins officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta with military rites conducted by American Legion Dibbern Post #454 of Galva. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.

Myron, the son of Richard and Ella (Bedke) Kolpin, was born on August 20, 1931 in Galva. He attended grade school at Galva and graduated from Galva High School in 1949. He served in the US Army from February 1952 to January 1954. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

Myron and Jeri Larson were married on August 11, 1978 in Charter Oak, and together they built their home and lived in Alta. They also enjoyed spending time at their home in Spirit Lake.

Myron farmed for 20 years in the Galva area and was a crop adjuster for 37 years up until his death. Crop adjusting was his passion as he enjoyed being in the fields and talking to all the farmers. He also liked to remodel houses and had numerous rentals throughout the years.

He was a member of St Paul Lutheran Church in Alta, belonged to the Galva American Legion, had a membership at the Alta Golf and Country Club, and served several years on the Alta Planning and Zoning Board.

Myron had a strong work ethic, made friends easily, had a great sense of humor and quick wit. He enjoyed golfing, loved playing cards, was an extremely loyal Green Bay Packers fan and looked forward to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner that he and Jeri prepared for his entire family for 20 years. He cherished the time spent with family and friends. He dearly loved his wife and family, and had a soft spot in his heart for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his sister, Ardys; oldest son Rick, granddaughter Morgan; brothers-in-law, Joseph Wright and Joseph Peters; father-in-law, Ralph Larson; and nephew, Jace Wright.

Myron is survived by his wife, Jeri; two sons, Ronny of Spirit Lake and Robin and his wife, Kandi of Spirit Lake; daughter-in-law, Chris Kolpin of Wichita, Kan.; grandchildren, Jason (Adonna) Kolpin, Thomas (Michele) Kolpin, Michael (Christie) Kolpin, Jorden Kolpin and fiancée James Dolmage, Kye (Brynn) Kolpin, and Quinn Kolpin; eight great grandchildren, Austin, Catherine, Ryan, Mikayla, Tyhler, Zachary, Evan and Kaleb; one sister, Elaine Wright of Storm Lake; sister-in-law, Pat Peters of North Bend, Neb.; mother-in-law, Vernet Larson of Denison; aunt, Lorna Heinse of Holstein; his faithful dog, Levi; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Myron loved life and lived it to the fullest, and will be dearly missed.

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