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Myron R. Workman
Mr. Myron R. Workman, 91, of Welton, died Saturday evening, Oct. 14, 2017, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Myron Reed Workman was born Sept. 29, 1926, at Mount Vernon, to the late Reed Carlos and Pearl Rebecca Lehr Workman. After graduation from Stanwood High School in 1943, he entered the United States Army. Myron served in the HQ Battery 9th AAA GP during World War II and was honorably discharged, achieving the rank of Tec 4. Myron was united in marriage to Helen Marie Friday on Feb. 15, 1948, at Stanwood United Methodist Church. He started out farming the Workman homestead, and later owned and operated Workman Repair Shop. In 1969, Myron went to work for Alcoa, retiring in 1989. His wife preceded him in death Jan. 28, 2016.

He was a member of the DeWitt and Davenport Moose Lodge, and the Country Western Music Association, and was a self-taught musician for more than 80 years. Myron was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years, proudly serving along with his wife as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and Kaaba Shrine Member. Myron was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend and was deeply admired for his sense of humor, touching many lives with his musical entertainment.

Surviving are his three beloved daughters, Dianna (Richard) Hitchcock of Leesburg, Florida, and Donna (Ronnie) Steward and Dawn (Larry) Hand, all of DeWitt; 14 grandchildren, Randy (Rachael) Hitchcock, Rhonda VanZuiden and Melissa (Brad) Steines, Nikki (Kevin) Roling, Michael (Aundrea) Kennedy, Scott (Kristen) Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Mark Steward and Michael (Debbie) Steward, Levi Sickels, Logan (Stephanie) Sickels and Cory (Becky) Sickels, Jessica (Justin) Robertson and Chad (Alex) Hand; 29 great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma Havel; a brother-in-law, Robert Friday; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Also preceding Myron in death were a daughter, Debi Sickels; a brother, LaVern (Margaret) Workman; a sister-in-law, Hazel Friday; and a brother-in-law, Leo Havel. The family will receive relatives and friends at the United Methodist Church in DeWitt from 9 until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. A service will begin at 11 a.m. in the church. Pallbearers are Randy Hitchcock, Michael Kennedy, Scott Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Levi Sickels, Mark Steward, Cory Sickels, and Chad Hand. Honorary pallbearers are Rhonda VanZuiden, Nikki Roling, Jessica Robertson, Melissa and Brad Steines, and Logan Sickels. Burial and military rites will be at Elmwood Cemetery in DeWitt.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com


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