Myron Eldor Lindberg

 

Myron Eldor Lindberg, 81, of Miles City died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Holy Rosary Hopice Extended Care in Miles City.

Mr. Lindberg was born on Oct. 29, 1932, in Strandburg, S.D., the son of Carl William and Mildred Christine Lindberg. He attended grade school in Strandburg, S.D. In July of 1947 he had polio and was sent to Sister Kenny’s hospital in Minneapolis, Minn. He moved to South Shore, S.D., in 1949 where he graduated from high school.

He was drafted into the United States Army in 1953 and was honorably discharged in 1955 after spending two years in Germany.

Mr. Lindberg married Arlene Wellnitz Lindberg of Milbank, S.D., in 1956. They lived in Stockholm, S.D., where Mrs. Lindberg taught school and Mr. Lindberg drove truck for Lester Southwick.

In 1957, they moved to Osakis, Minn., where Mr. Lindberg worked for Minnesota Valley Breeders. He purchased Bud Pauli Trucking on Oct. 18, 1962, and moved back to Milbank, S.D. After selling the trucks, Mr. Lindberg worked for the Milbank Police Department and then went on to work for the Milwaukee St. Paul Railroad.

He was transferred to Miles City in 1972, where he worked as section foreman. After leaving the railroad, he drove truck for United Beverage for several years. In 1989, Mr. Lindberg held one of the largest antique tractor sales in Miles City. It consisted of more than 100 John Deere tractors and antique equipment and toys.

Throughout his life, Mr. Lindberg was interested in horses and rodeos. He drove in chariot races with his dad and was involved with Eddie Vaughn and the World Famous Bucking Horse Sales for many years. He also took part in many cattle drives and wagon trains.

After retiring, his hobby became buying and selling tractors. His joy was still scraping and junk dealing right up to his last days. Mr. Lindberg never knew a stranger and was a friend to everyone.

His survivors include his wife: Arlene of Miles City; two daughters:  Pam and her husband Dean and Roxanne and her husband Bill, all of Miles City; a son: Kyle and his wife Teri of Alzada; five grandchildren: Matthew and Jimmy Harding of Miles City, Mitch Lindberg of Miles City, Brooke Lindberg of Williston, N.D., and Jessica (Henman) and her husband Cory Wilhelm of Miles City; one sister: Phyllis and her husband Maurice Gunderson of Watertown, S.D.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by both his parents.

Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles City. Interment will follow in the Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1579.

Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:  www.stevensonandsons.com.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Classical School or Holy Rosary Hospice.