Myron “Pops” Otto Elfers, 88, of Turtle Lake died Monday, November 1, 2021 at his home. He was born September 8, 1933 in Barron, WI to Otto and Hulda (Bussewitz) Elfers.
Myron graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1952 and shortly after joined and served in the United States Navy on the USS Albany. He was honorably discharged following a fire at the family farm.
He was married in Salem Lutheran Church, Barron on July 16, 1960 to Barbara Balog who preceded him in death on February 2, 2019.
He was a hard working man, and diligently farmed his land with his father and later with his brother until his retirement. His retirement was filled with “stories” and coffee at the Twin Town Store. Myron was quick to make friends wherever he went. He enjoyed collecting International Tractors; as well as his collection of two old cars.
He valued his faith, family and friends above all else. You could not have found a better man to call Dad, Pops, or friend. He will be deeply missed by all who had the honor to know him.
He is survived by children: DeAnn (Charlie) Nelson of Cumberland, Dawn (Joe) Greene of Turtle Lake and David (Louise Pavlusky) Elfers of Bloomer; grandchildren: Jeremy (Betsy) Henck, Alicia (Jordan) Myers, Noah Greene, Colin Elfers and Cody Elfers; great grandchildren: Rylan, Emma and Olivia; brother, Romaine Elfers of Almena; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Myron was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; parents, Otto and Hulda Elfers; and sister, Shirley Sollman.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Almena with Pastor Preston Paul officiating. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Elfers, Jeremy Henck, Noah Greene, Colin Elfers, Cody Elfers, and Jordan Myers. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Nordquist and Don Peltier. Military honors accorded by Donalds-Hylkema Post #137 American Legion of Turtle Lake. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2021 at Skinner Funeral Home in Turtle Lake, and one hour before the service at the church.
Skinner Funeral Home of Turtle Lake is serving the family.