Myron Downs, age 83, of Madison, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 3rd at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Steve Lindley officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 PM on Wednesday at Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel with a time of sharing memories at 7 PM. Burial with military honors will be in Graceland Cemetery. The funeral will be livestreamed on the funeral chapel Facebook page.
Online register book is at www.rustandweilandfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church or Prairie Village.
Myron H. Downs arrived home to his eternal resting place on July 29, 2023. “Welcome home good and faithful servant,” the Lord greeted him.
He is survived by his loving wife Clara; children Mary Ann (Jim) Weber, Stephanie McGovern (Clark Fairchild), and Mark (Kim) Downs; grandchildren Brett McGovern, Abby (Sean) Huus, Aaron (Rosalyn) and Joel Weber, Olivia, Addyson, Hannah and Gavin Downs, and Taylor (James) Innes; great-grandchildren Landon Boone, Isaiah McGovern, Olive and Paige Huus, and Kynzlee and Kolesyn Innes; brother Milo Downs and sister Donna Mae Carson; brother-in-law Marinus Verhey and sister-in-law Carol Verhey; along with his Trinity family, Prairie Village family, and his coffee crew over the years. Myron was preceded in death by sons Myron Jr. (1959) and Matthew (1960); parents Harlan and Mabel Downs; brother Wendell Downs; brothers-in-law Lance Carson, Joey Verhey, Don Verhey, Bert Verhey, Alden Kvenvold; and sisters-in-law Karen Downs, Esther Downs, Dorothy Johnson, Dorla Verhey, Bonnie Verhey, Mary Verhey. Myron’s family would like to thank you for being a part of his life and encourage you to take in Prairie Village this year in his memory.