Myron E. Dodson, 88 of Venango, Nebraska, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at Regent Park Nursing & Rehabilitation in Holyoke, Colorado.
Myron was born Sept. 15, 1928 in Holyoke to Ralph and Hazel (Hopkins) Dodson. He attended country school in Colorado during his first few years of elementary school before attending in Venango, Neb., and graduating from Venango High School in 1946.
On Dec. 9, 1948, Myron married Bonnie Ourada at Sterling, Colo. The couple made their home in Venango where Myron owned and operated the grocery store.
Myron proved to be a successful entrepreneur over the years, purchasing laundromats in both Ogallala, Neb., and Julesburg, Colo., in addition to developing a respectable farming operation. He had an uncommon work ethic and ability to balance his many endeavors at once.
In the early 1970s Myron stepped away from the grocery store to focus more heavily on farming, which he did until he was 80 years old.
As he slowed down in business, Myron became even more active in his church. He was an ardent supporter of Gideons International, and worked hard to aid in their cause of spreading God’s Word.
Myron was blessed with a wealth of varying experiences in life, but he enjoyed family and farming the most. As well as fishing and occasional water skiing, he also enjoyed having his pilot’s license, which came in handy on many occasions when trying to obtain replacement parts quickly for his washers and dryers at the laundromats.
Regardless of what Myron set out to accomplish his industriousness always served him well, but never got in the way of passing his love for God to the generations that follow.
Myron was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Brent Dodson; and sister, Norma Jean McCormick.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Bonnie Dodson of Venango; daughter, Sharon (Jack) Johnson of Greenville, SC; son, Scott (Patty) Dodson of Norfolk, Neb.; five grandchildren, Kendra (Wayne) Dennis, Jared Johnson, Joshua (Ruth) Dodson, Christina (Zach) Bridgman, Tricia (Riley) Friesen; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon, Barrett, Blake, Aidan, Charity, Corban and Josephine; brother, Merwin (JoAnn) Dodson of Venango; brother-in-law, Pike McCormick of Lewellen, Neb.; along with many other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Venango Community Church in Myron’s memory. Condolences can be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend.
Services will be Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Venango Community Church in Venango with Pastor Chris Costrini officiating. Burial will be in the Venango Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant, Neb.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.