Myron Schell

Myron Schell
Myron Schell

Myron Schell, 57, of Underwood, N.D., died May 27, 2013 from pancreatic cancer while at home under hospice care. 

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. May 31 at the Underwood School Gymnasium with the Rev. Dean Hartley officiating.   Interment followed in the Underwood Cemetery.

Visitation was 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Underwood.

Myron was born Feb. 18, 1956 in Turtle Lake, N.D. to Lewellyn and Frances (Wilkie) Schell. He attended St. Leo’s Catholic Elementary School in Minot and graduated from Underwood High School in 1974.  On June 11, 1976, he married Diane Sayler of Underwood.

Myron worked at R&S Oil, Clairmont Construction, and was an Ironworker in Local 793 for 15 years. He then worked 25 years as an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic at Great River Energy.

Myron was very involved in his local community, serving as a member of the Underwood City Commission and the Underwood Park Board. He was an instructor for N.D. Hunter Safety for over 30 years, as well as a member of the Underwood Jaycees, where he earned numerous local, state, and national awards for community service. Myron lived his life based on the Jaycee creed: “Service to humanity is the best work of life.” Myron enjoyed golfing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Diane; three sons: Mark Schell, of Underwood, Christopher (Danika) Schell, of Washburn, and Jason Schell, of Carrington; two grandchildren: Dillon and Kate Schell, of Washburn;  his mother and step-father: Frances and Lester Zitzow, of Stacy, Minn;  his step-mother: Sharon Schell, of Underwood;  one brother: Fred Schell, of Stacy, Minn;  five sisters: Cynthia (Jim) Peach, of Belcourt, Jennie Gremmer, of Forest Lake, Minn., Juanita (David) Hinrichsen, of Wyoming, Minn., Leslie (John) Bettcher, of Lino Lakes, Minn., and Denita (Kelly) Roth, of Lincoln;  two step-brothers: Scott Zitzow, of Stacy, Minn, and Terry (Jessica) Zitzow, of North Branch, Minn.; Myron is also survived by many “in-laws and outlaws,” as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

Myron was preceded in death by his father.

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