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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • OBIT: Frank S. Myrick

  • Frank S. Myrick, ?Iśnana Wecha? (Only Man), 90, of St. Michael, ND, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his home in the loving care of his family and Altru Hospice.
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  • Frank S. Myrick, ?Iśnana Wecha? (Only Man), 90, of St. Michael, ND, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his home in the loving care of his family and Altru Hospice.
    A Wake will be held on Tuesday, July 1st at St. Michael’s Recreation Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a Rosary and scripture service at 8 p.m.   The procession to St. Michael’s will leave at 4 p.m. on Tuesday from Wal-Mart.
    Mass of the Resurrection on Wednesday, July 2, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Leute OP celebrating the Mass.  Frank will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Military Honors will be accorded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6547.
    Frank S. Myrick was born at the family homestead at Horseshoe Lake near Warwick, ND on December 17, 1923 to Emma (Longie) and Joseph Merrick Jr.  He was raised in Warwick and attended  grade school at Little Flower in St. Michael and attended high school at Fort Totten Calvary Square where he graduated in 1943.  After graduation, Frank entered the US Army on July 9, 1943, where he served as a Military Police Officer with Company C 724th Military Police Battalion from the Hawaiian Islands to Iwo Jima for 25 months.  He was honorably discharged on January 31, 1946
    After Frank was discharged from the Army, he married Pauline Leftbear on July 14, 1953.  In 1954 the family moved to Los Angeles as part of the Relocation Program. In 1957 the Myrick’s relocated to Chicago, Ill, where Frank worked for the United States Postal Service for eight years. As a second job, Frank drove a Checkered Cab for four years
     In 1969 Frank graduated from the Indian Police Academy and the Criminal Investigation School.    Frank was a tribal police officer for the Ft. Totten Police Department from 1969 to 1971.  In 1974, he was elected to serve on the Tribal Council as the St. Michael District Representative where he served for 10 years.
     Frank is survived by his wife, Pauline Myrick of St. Michael; daughters, Brenda Merrick of St. Michael, Cathy (James) Yankton Jr. of Fort Totten and Michelle (David) Lawrence, also of St. Michael; 20 grandchildren; 82 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; foster son, Dennis Johnson; godchildren, Melissa Merrick-Brady; Carter Jill Charboneau, and many nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Raymond Merrick Sr., Clarence Merrick; sister Mary Rose Merrick Brathovde; daughter, Debbie Merrick-Morsette; son, Fulton Merrick Sr.; granddaughter, Debbie Yankton; great grandsons, Christian LaRock and Jonah John Little.
    Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.
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