Arthur H. Myklebust, 96, of Starkweather, ND, passed away on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake, ND.
Arthur H. Myklebust, 96, of Starkweather, ND, passed away on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake, ND. Funeral Services for Art will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. at Trinity-Bergen Lutheran Church, Starkweather with Reverend Robert Buechler officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity-Bergen Cemetery, rural Starkweather. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday, Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a time of prayer and remembrance at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the funeral service. Arthur H. Myklebust was born on Dec. 26, 1920, at home in Sullivan Township, rural Starkweather, to John and Ingeborg (Breisness) Myklebust. Art attended Sullivan Township country school through the 4th grade and then attended Starkweather School, graduating in 1939. On June 14, 1944, he married Doris Thorson. They had a double wedding with their good friends, Howard and Loraine Thacker. They made their home in rural Starkweather where they raised their six children. Art farmed with his father, retiring in the mid 80’s. In 1986, they moved off the farm and lived in his father’s home in Starkweather. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Bergen Lutheran Church and served as a trustee. Art also served on the Starkweather School and Township Boards, was a member of the Eagles and Sons of Norway Clubs as well as a lifetime member of the DL Elks Lodge. He loved to curl, dance and play cards with his buddies in whatever building was available to them. Art and Doris were active members of the Senior Center in Starkweather and in Devils Lake when they moved in 2005. They often referred to their Senior Center friends as their extended family. Art moved into the Good Samaritan Home in 2016. He is survived by his wife, Doris, of 73 years; and children, David (Audrey) Myklebust, Devils Lake ND, John (Sharlo) Myklebust, Devils Lake, Gordy (Mary Jo) Myklebust, Thief River Falls MN, Barb (Charlie) Scherzer, Detroit Lakes, MN, Gary (Mary) Myklebust, Dilworth MN and Steve (Kathy) Myklebust, Grand Forks, ND; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ted and Ben Myklebust; sisters, Thelma Hunt and Inez Landis. Casket bearers for Art will be his grandsons, Jeff, Neil, Paul, Eric, Dustin, Ryan, Lee and Casey Myklebust Honorary Pallbearers are all of Art’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.