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Thomas S. Myerchin
5 Feb 1937 - 15 May 2012
Place of Death: Goodlettsville, TN
Interment: Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery, Pegram, TN
It is with great regret and sorrow that we must notify you of the sudden death of our classmate, Tom Myerchin, on 15 May at his home in Goodlettsville, TN. He is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara LaFollette Myerchin; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas S. Myerchin, Jr. and Cinthya Blanchard of Port St. Lucie, FL; brothers, John and William Myerchin; sister, Catherine Erickson; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved and admired him.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, May 20, at the Madison Funeral Home, 219 East Old Hickory Boulevard, Madison, TN 37115. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, 21 May, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1729 Stop 30 Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Interment follows at 1:00 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery, Pegram, TN.
Condolences may be sent to Barbara at 1032 Maple Court, Goodlettsville, TN 37072-9206.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Operation Stand Down, 1125 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203-4709, a non-profit organization assisting Middle Tennessee veterans, especially homeless vets.
Well done, Tom. Be thou at peace
MYERCHIN, Thomas Schiller---family man, scholar, soldier, hero---died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 in Goodlettsville, TN. This gracious, caring and generous man was guided throughout his life by a strong and abiding faith. Col. Myerchin, U. S. Army retired, served his country courageously for thirty-one years in the Special Forces: and continued to serve his fellow soldiers through at least five different volunteer groups in Middle Tennessee. Myerchin was the second son of Joe and Laura Myerchin of Grand Forks, North Dakota. He is survived by his devoted wife, Barbara LaFollette Myerchin; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Schiller Myerchin, Jr. and Cinthya Blanchard of Port St. Lucie, FL; brothers, John and William Myerchin; sister, Catherine Erickson; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved and admired him. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, May 20, at the Madison Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. the following morning at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Hendersonville, TN. Interment follows at 1:00 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery. Pegram, TN. The family encourages donations to Operation Stand Down, 1125 12th Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37203, a non-profit organization assisting Middle Tennessee veterans, especially homeless vets.
PHILIP RIAL MYERCHIN
Philip R Myerchin Family Portrait
taken May, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Philip Myerchin "May he rest in peace"
My brother, Philip Myerchin, a long time resident of Ketchikan and Anchorage died on 11 September 2008 after a valiant fight with cancer. He was 70 years old and was born in Grand Forks North Dakota on December 27th, 1937. He was the son of my parents - Joseph Myerchin and Laura Schiller.I would like to share a few comments about the significance of his life and why he was so loved and esteemed by his colleagues, friends and family.Before coming to Alaska he farmed in Minnesota and specialized in feed crops and beef cattle herds. Concurrent with these farming operations, he taught physics, chemistry and mathematics to high school students at Forrest River, North Dakota and later in Hallock, Minnesota.In addition to graduating from the University of North Dakota with a BS in Chemistry and Physics in 1959, he also earned a BA in Mathematics. Later, he fulfilled a fellowship at the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies with advanced studies in physical chemistry and mathematics. In 1966 he returned to the University of North Dakota where he completed his formal studies and earned an MS in Mathematics with special emphasis in the cognate area of chemistry.Phil arrived in Ketchikan in 1964 and taught physics, chemistry and methematics at the Ketchikan High School until his retirement in 1994. He also taught mathematics and science courses at the Ketchikan Community College for adult GED examination.He served in a number of local and state positions of the National Education Association. There he held the various positions as President and chief negotiator in bargaining and as an advocate for other teachers. On the State level, he served six years as a member of the Board of Directors.In Ketchikan, Phil became affiliated with local Democratic Party activities. He was Chairman of the local Ketchikan Democratic Precinct Committee and Southeast Regional Democratic Precinct Committee. He served with Russ Brown and others on the Ketchikan Committee to elect Nick Begich. There, Phil also devoted considerable time to his business activities in real estate.While in Ketchikan, he became a member of the Ketchikan Mountaineering Association and participated in several rescuesFollowing his retirement from teaching in Ketchikan in 1994, Phil moved to Anchorage to be near his children and grandchildren. True to his goal of thoroughly enjoying retirement, Phil and his wife Marie devoted much time to travel around the world.Phil is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marie, and his two sons, Chris Myerchin with wife Sandy, and their two young boys Keegan and Dominic of Seattle and Paul Myerchin of Anchorage; his daughters Germaine Thomas, with husband Scott and their daughters Teslin and Sarana of Anchorage, Mary Carol Miller and her husband Chris and sons Matias, Darby and Anders also of Anchorage and Greta Myerchin of Fairbanks.He is also survived by his three brothers, myself of Nashville, TN, John of Banning, CA and William of San Bernardino, CA and a sister, Marsha Cathy Erickson of Perham, MN. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.A great leader teaches. Phil was a great teacher – for he set the compass of numerous students who have become successful leaders themselves - under his mentorship.May he rest in peace. Posted by Tom at 6:45 AM
In Memory Of Sylvester P. Myerchin
Sylvester P. Myerchin, 85, of Sioux City died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at his son's residence following a lengthy illness. Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with the Rev. Allen Reichs officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a parish vigil at 7 p.m., at Christy-Smith Larkin Northside Chapel. Visitation will resume from 8:15 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.
Sylvester was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Alvarado, Minn., the son of Paul and Helen (Vanyo) Myerchin. He was raised in Alvarado and graduated from Alvarado High School in 1938. He joined the U.S. Army on Aug. 12, 1942, and served until Jan. 20, 1944. During the War, he served in the Pacific Theater.
He came to Sioux City after the service. On Aug. 1, 1945, be married Susan Schumacher at St. Boniface Catholic Church. He was a salesman for Schoeneman Lumber for 36 years. After be retired from Schoeneman', he worked for Hawkeye Building Supply and Walensky Lumber Co.
He served as president of the Siouxland Home Builders Association for two terms, 1955 to 1956 and 1962 to 1963. In 1999, he was awarded the Hall of Fame Award from the Home Builders Association.
He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and had served as an usher at the church for several years. He was a member of the Men's Club at the church and the American Legion. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Green Valley Golf Association.
He is survived by his wife, Susan of Sioux City; a son, Greg of Sioux City; two grandchildren, Richard and Nicole Scott of Osceola, Iowa, and Angie and Kurt BelIger of Urbandale,Iowa; a son-in-law, Mark Scott of Sioux City; a sister, Blanche and Gordon Banerian of Milwaukee, WIS.; two great-grandchildren. KaitIyn and Payton Bellger; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jane Scott; a son, Paul; a grandson, Chad Scott; and three brothers, Daniel, Vincent and David.
Pallbearers will be Gordon Myerchin, Mark Scott, Rich Scott, Mike Kennedy, Tom Dickes and Greg Lawson.
Susan A. Myerchin
Susan Anne Myerchin, 88, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Nov. 7,2006, at her son's residence following a lengthy illness, under hospice care.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with the Rev. Merlin J. Schrad officiating. There will be an honor guard by the ST Vincent School of Nursing Alumni Association. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m, and a parish Vigil service at 7 p.m., at Christy-Smith Larkin Northside Chanel.
Susan was born June 6, 1918, in Granville, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and AnneMary (Meyers) Schumacher. She was raised in the Granville and AIton Iowa area. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Alton, in 1938. She came to Sioux City in 1938 and graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1941.She served with the Veterans Administration as a registered nurse at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, Calif.,throughout World War II. She then was employed at Mercy Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. She returned to SiouxCity in 1945.
She married Sylvester P. Myerchin on Aug. 1, 1945, at St. "Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City. She worked at St. Vincent Hospital, later known as Marian Health Center and finally as Mercy Medical Center for more than 30 years. Mr. Myerchin died lune 14, 2006, in Sioux City.
She was a member of, St.Vincent School of Nursing Alumni Association, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Catholic Women League. She was a former member of the church confaternity.She enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events. She also enjoyed being involved with the politics of the time when she was able.
She is survived by Greg E. Myerchin of Sioux City; two grandchildren and their spouses, Richard and Nichole Scott of Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Angie and Kurt Belger of Urbandale, Iowa; a son-in-law, Mark Scott of Dakota Dunes., S.D.; three greatgrandchildren, Kaitlyn Jane, Payton and Olivia Belger; two sisters, Clara Marie Harling and Martha and her husband, Emil Bader, all of Sacramento, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Myerchin; a daughter, Jane Scott; a grand-son, Chad Scott; and 11 siblings, Nicolas "Nick" Joseph Schumacher, Cecelia Schumacher, Joseph "Joe" Beary Schumacher, Jeanette Kiehl, Martin "Marty" Schumacher, John "Jack"Schumacher, Herbert "Hep" Schumacher, Mary Ann Eis, Ambrose "Bush" Schumacher, Laura Schumacher and Raphael "Ray" Schumacher.
Pallbearers will be Mark Scott, Richard Scott, John Schumacher of Sioux City, Paul Schumacher, John Schumacher of Urbandale, lowa, and Mike Kennedy.
The family wishes to express sincere and special thanks to the Family Practice Center staff and Mr. Michael Jung, Sue Fey and Peggy Foulk. Also, a sincere and special thanks to Sandy Kounkel and the entire Hospice staff, and volunteers.
The Argyle Historical Society is asking for your help in preserving the history of our community. We are starting a campaign to raise money for capital improvements for the Argyle Museum. We hope that you will be generous in helping us to achieve our goals.
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