Myron N. Whipple, 73Myron Neil Whipple, 73, Red Wing, died Thursday, Jan. 26, at his residence.
Myron Neil Whipple, 73, Red Wing, died Thursday, Jan. 26, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Minneola Township, the son of Harry B. and Lillian (Groth) Whipple. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1956 and married Ruth Ann Hamilton on Dec. 20, 1956. They lived in the Red Wing area, and he worked at Verblas Cement Company. He then began working at Meyer Industries in 1965, retiring as a millwright in May of 2002.
Myron greatly enjoyed hunting, especially raccoon; gardening; raising trees; horseback riding and raising horses; searching for ginseng roots and morel mushrooms; woodworking; gunsmithing; fishing; canoeing; hiking; shooting; and reading anything he could get his hands on. He and Ruth also enjoyed going to auctions together.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Ann of Red Wing; his children Mona (Doug) Liebswager of Hudson, Wis., Marvin (Candy) Whipple of Red Wing, Lori Whipple and Jay Whipple, both of Burnsville, and Mike (Nicole) Whipple of Star Prairie, Wis.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol and Gail; and two brothers, Jerry and Duane.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Mark; one grandson, Dillon; one sister, Audrey; one brother, Clair; and one infant sister.
A private graveside service will be held at Cannon Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.
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