Myron Lodoen

May 24, 1948-April 28, 2021

Myron Lodoen, age 72

of Westhope, tragically

left this earth on Wednes-

day, April 28, 2021 while

doing what he loved, driv-

ing his John Deer Gator.

His funeral will be held

on Monday, May 3, 2021

at 2:00 pm at the

Westhope Cemetery. Visi-

tation will be Sunday

starting at 5:00 pm with a

prayer service at 7:00 pm

at the First Presbyterian

Church in Westhope.

In lieu of flowers, the

family requests that

memorials be given to the

American Cancer Society,

the Westhope Fire Dept

and the Westhope Ambu-


Myron Wayne Lodoen

was born on May 24,

1948, in Bottineau to

Clarence and Hazel

(Acheson) Lodoen. He

was the youngest of the si-

blings and made the farm-

stead complete. During

his childhood, Myron was

very active in 4-H, crop

judging, showing cattle,

sports, and music. He

thought and reminded

people often that he was

the best saxophone player

in Bottineau County. He

graduated with honors

from Westhope High

School in 1966. He then

attended the Bottineau

School of Forestry and

played basketball for the

Lumberjacks. Myron con-

tinued his education at

NDSU in agriculture be-

fore heading back to

Westhope to begin his

farming and ranching


On November 26, 1972,

Myron married Patricia

“Patty” Henry of

Newburg. They had

known each other their

whole lives as Myron’s

older brother had married

Patty’s older sister. They

moved to the same family

farmstead where Myron

grew up and still resided

until his last day. Togeth-er they raised their three

children: Emmy, Dustin,

and Danen. Family vaca-

tions revolved around

showing cattle, looking at

cattle or attending bull


Many weeks were also

spent at the North Dakota

State Fair and various oth-

er fairs. Myron loved the

Westhope Sioux and rare-

ly missed events that his

kids were in. In later

years he started following

his grandkids and became

an avid Rebels fan.

Myron loved cattle,

especially his Herefords

and all of his cattle

friends. Despite his dec-

lining health in recent

years, he still loved haul-

ing cattle. Myron and his

brother, Leonard raised

registered horned Here-

fords together for many


He was a very proud

and active member of his

community. He served on

various boards including:

Bottineau County Fair

Board, Farmers Union

Board, Sioux Boosters,

and the Rural Fireman’s

Board. He was a member

of the First Presbyterian

Church where he served

as a trustee and was an

active member of the

“Men’s Club.” He also

coached pee-wee basket-

ball and took credit for

their future success.

Myron has always been

known to help others be-

fore himself, as he was a

genuine “people person.”

Strangers became friends

to Myron very quickly

and he was a counselor to

many. He was a jokester

at heart and loved stirring

the pot with politics.

Myron reminded his fami-

ly that he had the fastest

reflexes in Bottineau

County, could beat any-

one in leg wrestling, and

that he was “the planner.”

“Grandpa Moo” will be

remembered for his plaid

pajama pants, delivering

baked goods, his stash of

Salted Nut Rolls, his big

heart, and for the trail of

newspapers that he al-

ways left behind him.

Myron is survived by:

his wife of 48 years, Patty;

daughter Emmy and her

husband Bryan Huber and

children, Isaac, Alex and

Betsy of Jud, ND;

daughter-in-law Kylie Lo-

doen and children, Emer-

son and Asher of

Westhope; son Danen and

his wife Natalie and chil-

dren Everly and Lincoln

of Westhope; brothers,

Leonard (Maysil) Lodoen

and Mylon Lodoen (Tere-

sa); brother-in-law, Clyde

Kersten; sister-in-law,

Wanda Henry; and

numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in

death by: his son, Dusty;

his parents; sisters-in-law,

Betty Lodoen and Robyn

Kersten; brother-in-law,

Bob Henry; and an infant

sister, Linda Lou.

Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Westhope. Friends may

sign the online register

book at www.nerofuneral