Myron Persing was born to parents Francis and Bertha “Lucille” Persing on May 3rd, 1939 in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Myron was one of three children with one brother, Howard Persing, and one sister, Joyce Linge (Persing). Growing up on the family farm in South Dakota, Myron had an early appreciation and love for farming.
Myron grew to be a talented welder and fabricator often lending a hand to work on machinery for farmers in the Skagit Valley region of Washington State where he spent the majority of his adult life. Myron’s talent and admiration for farming were applied for many decades at Smiley’s Pro Services in Mount Vernon, Washington from where he eventually retired and moved to Casa Grande, Arizona with his wife, Ricki Persing.
In his free time, Myron was a true family man. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He spent much of his time with them sharing stories of the large extended Persing family and the joys of growing up on a farm. His caring demeanor and loving heart sprouted deep connections across generations of the Persing family, and all families who joined as one through marriage.
On June 2nd, 2023, Myron reached his expiration in Casa Grande, Arizona while surrounded by loved ones. Through his last days, Myron’s loving heart brought those he loved together with him one last time.
Myron was preceded in death by his wife Sandra (Bernsen) Persing and his eldest daughter Penny (Persing) Roehrich. He is survived by his wife, Ricki, his brother, Howard, his sister, Joyce, his children; David Graham, Kristi Cannon, Karla Strand, and Kymberley Kelly, his grandchildren; Jenna Graham, Lancey Bradley, Kayla Roehrich, Summer Mason, and Paige Richards, his great-grandchildren; Francesca Bradley, Paisley Mason, and Avery Mason, numerous; nieces, nephews, and cousins, and countless friends who loved him dearly.
One of Myron’s last requests was that donations be made in his honor to the Chester Area School’s Welding Program through the Future Farmers of America Program. The school is accepting donations in the form of a check to Chester Area Schools, P.O. Box 159, Chester, South Dakota 57016. In the memo line, please write “Persing Memorial.”
Myron’s family has arranged a memorial service to be held at the Chester United Methodist Church in Chester, South Dakota on July 6th, 2023 at 1:00 pm.
Myron was a kind, caring, and loving soul who will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.