Myron Syverson

Graveside services for Myron Syverson of Morris, MN will be Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Summit Cemetery in Morris, with Reverend Chris Richards officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. 

Myron Odell Syverson was born on July 17, 1934, to Otto and Emma.  Myron was the second of seven children; he had four brothers and two sisters. He grew up in Morris, MN, and graduated from Morris High School in 1952 where he enjoyed playing basketball and making longlasting friendships. After graduating from high school, Myron enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Upon returning home to Morris, Myron started working for John Palmer at Palmer’s Clothing. A few years later, he met Marilyn Johnson, and they married on April 27th, 1963. In 1975, after working for John for eighteen years, Myron partnered with Clint Smith, and the two of them purchased the men’s clothing store together.  Myron later became sole owner of Palmer’s until he closed its doors in 1995.

Myron and Marilyn had two children, Randy and Jodi, and raised their family in Morris.  They enjoyed attending their childrens’ sporting events and many trips to their beloved cabin in Park Rapids.  Boating, bonfires, fishing, swimming and bouncing around from lake to lake to visit friends was what they treasured most. 

Myron was well known in the community for many reasons.  He was a member of the American Legion, and he played in a mens’ golf league as well as a bowling league. He definitely looked the part of owning a men’s clothing store and was arguably one of the best-dressed men in town. People would line up for his famous President’s Sale, but it was even more common to see people just pop in to chat with Myron because he was known as one of the nicest and friendliest businessmen on Main Street. 

In 1985, after suffering a heart attack, Myron started walking for his daily exercise, and he never stopped.  For the next 34 years, the people of Morris would get to see Myron walking on every street in town, but his favorite route was definitely following the bike path out to Pomme de Terre Park, even braving the rain and bundling up and trudging through snowstorms. He strived for five miles a day, and he waved to every single person he passed along the way whether he knew them or not. 

Myron loved his family deeply and would move mountains for his children. He also had a huge soft spot for his three granddaughters. He will be remembered as the most patient, kind and caring friend, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was meticulous with every project, an extremely hard worker who rarely complained, and he always had a calm, friendly demeanor with a great smile that people loved. He will be sorely missed. 

Myron died on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, MN. He was 89 years old.

Myron is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughter, Jodi; brother, Marvin (Diane); and his three granddaughters, Nicole, Briana and Teagan. Myron is preceded in death by his son, Randy; brothers, Lester, Elroy, and Lyle; sisters Lois Keil and Aloris Kolp; and parents Otto and Emma. 

Pedersen Funeral Home is in the care of arrangements for Myron. To send condolences to the family, please visit,