Myron Henry Sebastian, son of John and Caroline (Gietzen) Sebastian was born December 8, 1929 at Haymarsh, North Dakota and died at the age of 83 years on July 22, 2013 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Myron was raised on a farm outside of Hebron and attended Haymarsh School until the 8th grade. He worked and lived on the family farm until he was 23. On June 2, 1954 he married Eunice (Heick) and they ranched in the Hebron area where he also owned and operated Hebron Hide and Fur and drove school bus. In 1971, they moved the family of eight to the Empire Ranch of Towner by the Mouse River. He was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and sang in the choir for many years. From 1977 to 2001, they operated Towner Processing while still milking cows and ranching. Myron was known for his Country Sausage, which was served at many community breakfasts . . . and some grandchildren would not even touch sausage unless it was Grandpa Myron’s. In 1995, they added irrigation systems and Myron loved to watch the crops grow.
Myron cherished his wife and family. He loved children and would have to stop anywhere he saw a baby and talk to them. He enjoyed visiting with friends, road trips, playing cards, happy hour, and listening to music. Myron was a big sports fan. There were not too many basketball / football games missed and he was always in the appropriate attire when supporting the home team or his grandchildren’s team and events. Music made him happy. He would often whistle a tune, clap his hands and give a big “Who-hoo-hoo”.
He was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and a former member of the Hebron School Board, the Hebron Park Board, where he was instrumental in the planning and building of the recreational complex and pool, the Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, a 4-H Leader, Lions and Eagles Clubs.
Survivors include his wife Eunice; daughters, Sharon (David) Wolf of Fargo, Beth (Randy) McNea of Fargo, Beverly (David) Burckhard of Garrison, Mary Jane Block of Harvey, and Leann (Keith) Rosencrans of Towner; sons, Douglas of Towner, Donald (Sally Woods) of St. Van Dyne, WI, and David (Debbie) of Hazen; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joel (Linda) of Billings, MT and Gerald (Debbie) of Hebron; sisters, Eunice Schirado of Glen Ullin and Joann (Ervin) Messer of New Salem; brother-in-law, Bob (Donna Jacobson) Praus of Killdeer; sisters-in-law, Anna Sebastian of Bismarck and Marian Sebastian of Mesa, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents; father- and mother-in-law, Mike and Lena Heick; brothers, Reuben and Duane; sister, Joyce; grandson, Mark Walsh; and son-in-law, Jeff Block.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, July 26th at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner with burial in the church cemetery. Fr. Michael Schommer, Celebrant & Fr. Justin Waltz, Concelebrant.
Music Provided by: Myron’s Family
Honorary Bearers: Christopher, Derrake, Levi, and Eric Sebastian, Shyler Block and Donnie Kuhnhenn
Casket Bearers: Grandson’s, Jeremy Wolf, Casey Walsh, Dusty Sebastian, Michael Burckhard, Shawn Wolf, Coy Sebastian, Shane Block and Shelby Block
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Towner. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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