Slyvester Paul Myerchin, born Dec 10, 1920, died June 14, 2006.
Susan Schumacher, born June 6, 1918, died November 7, 2006
Married on August 1, 1945
Jane Catherine, born July 13, 1947
Gregory Eugene, born March 21, 1950
"Sly was born in rural Tabor, MN. Our family lived in Oslo, Alvarado, and Crookston where my day was a barber. We moved back to Alvarado in 1933, where I went to school and when I went into the service. Susan and I were married at St Boniface Church in Sioux City, Iowa, and lived in Louisiana and Texas for a short time, until I was discharged on Jan 20, 1946. We returned to Sioux City, Iowa where I went to work for a lumber Company for whom I worked until I retired on Dec 31, 1981..."
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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.
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