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OPINION

OBIT: Gerd O. Myers

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Devils Lake Journal

Gerd O. Myers, 82, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of Alsen, ND, passed away on Sunday morning, Aug. 16, 2020, at Eventide Devils Lake Care Center. Visitation for Gerd will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 3 until 6 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Alsen Cemetery, rural Alsen with Reverend Craig Wentzel officiating. Social distancing and masks as necessary will be practiced at all services for Gerd. Gerd Olivia Sund, daughter of Conrad and Agnes (Lindbo-Rostvedt) Sund was born on Feb. 5, 1938, in Pickert, ND. She was raised on the family farm and attended the country school at Pickert. Gerd was united in marriage to Calvin D. Myers on Aug. 1, 1959, at Pickert. They established their home on the family farm at Sutton, ND. This would be their home only for a short time due to Calvin’s life work as a grain elevator employee and manager. They lived in many towns in North Dakota including Napoleon, Lidgerwood and Sawyer. In 1975, they made Alsen their home where they lived, worked and raised their family. After Calvin’s death on April 5, 2010, Gerd moved into Hampden, ND, and in the fall of 2017 moved to Devils Lake. First and foremost, Gerd was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. Her family meant the world to her. Gerd enjoyed the outdoors, had a green thumb especially for roses and took great pride in keeping a nicely mowed lawn, and was always willing to help others keep their lawns mowed. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing crafts. She had done paint-by-numbers and was always willing to try whatever new arts and crafts were going around at the time. She was a member of a family curling team and helped out at the curling café whenever needed. If Gerd saw a need in the community, in her family, among her neighbors, or as a member of Zoar Free Lutheran Church, she was there to help anyway she could. Gerd will be so greatly missed by her precious and loving family including; her children and their spouses, Derrall and Lue Myers of Hampden, ND, Clyde and Lisa Myers of Alsen and Scherry and Dale Ingle of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren, Justin Myers, Aaron (Shanna) Myers, Courtney Myers, Kendall Myers, Karlee Myers, Brett Myers, Samantha (Trevvor) Toczek, Tiffany Ingle, great-grandchildren, Trinity, Evelynn, Dominic, Tucker and Edwin; siblings, Janice (Dale) Steffen, Cooperstown, ND, Delmer Sund, Duluth, MN; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Phyllis Sund, Quimby IA, Adline Gustafson, Aneta, ND, Marvin Myers, Cooperstown, ND; and many beloved nieces, nephews and their families. Gerd was preceded in death by; her parents; husband, Calvin; daughter, Janet Lenora; and siblings, Cora Eggermont, Lloyd, Luella, Roy, Miles and Orville Sund. The family thanks you for your prayers and support during this sad time. God Bless You.