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Michael Curtis Myrlie was born November 10, 1955 to Curtis and Patricia (Thompton) Myrlie in Minneapolis. When Mike was 8 years old his family moved to Buffalo and a year later to their home in the country between Buffalo and Rockford.

He graduated from Buffalo High school in 1973 where he was part of the FFA club. He attended Thief River Falls Vocational School for a year before taking a job at the Midland Gas Station in Buffalo. In 1978 he started at Federal Cartridge in Anoka and worked there until retiring in 2003 and moving to Grygla, MN. For a few years he also worked at Polaris Manufacturing.

In 1975 he married Rosalie DesMarais, they later divorced. To this union was born his two daughters, Caroline and Marie.

Mike enjoyed hunting (especially deer hunting with his daughters and nephew, Scott), fishing, camping, a good game of cribbage, telling stories and jokes and researching his family history. In the most recent years, he enjoyed spending quality time with grandchildren and was always sharing stories about them.

Mike is survived by his daughters, Caroline (Troy) Cunningham and Marie Myrlie. His grandsons: Bryson and Braxton Myrlie. Granddaughters: Haley Cunningham and Madison (Alec) Culin. Stepmother Marilyn Myrlie, sister, Mona Myrlie and brother, Craig Myrlie. Stepsisters, Jeanne (Dennis) Stocke, Karen (Steve) Shaw, Stepbrothers, Billy (Karrie) Beck and Bobby (Lisa) Beck. And many other family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by parents Curtis and Patricia Myrlie, Sister and brother in law, Connie & Peter Chillstrom.

Urn Bearer will be his nephew, Scott DuCharme.

Memorial service for Michael will be held Friday, September 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo, MN. There will also be a visitation on Friday at Zion Lutheran Church of Buffalo beginning at 9:00 until the time of the service.

Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Buffalo, MN

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Clay and Deb O'Flanagan

    Clay and I have many fond memories of Mike. Clay met Mike when Mike started working for his dad, John (Jack) O’Flanagan at the Midland Station in Buffalo. Clay remembers Mike getting hit in the head by a rusty rim on a small tire that he was putting air in at the station. The tire blew up and the rim hit Mike right in the forehead, cut him wide open and eventually left a scar. Clay also remembers Mike and Rosie going out many times with his parents, Jack and Delores, and hearing their stories. Clay was the altar boy at Mike and Rosie’s wedding. I first met Mike and Rosie through Girl Scouts. Their daughter Marie and our daughter Sara were in the same grade and the same Girl Scout troop. Marie was also on Clay’s basketball team with our daughter Sara. I was director of the local Girl Scout day camp for 11 years and Mike was my Equipment Manager. Clay and I would go with Mike to Camp Lockslea in Fridley to pick up all of the camping equipment we needed for daycamp. I remember many, many times bringing back a garbage can of tent poles that didn’t match any of the tents and Mike spending hours in his garage to “make them work” as that is all that we had! We will always remembers his jokes, smiling face and willingness to help out no matter what. We will miss him.

  2. Jan Heyerdahl

    Marie and Caroline, I am so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. May you know God’s peace today and in the weeks ahead. You are never alone.????


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