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Myron E. Fahey

May 12, 1922 — July 12, 2017

Funeral Mass for Myron E. Fahey, 95, of Gilbert, will be 10am Monday, July 17, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gilbert with Fr. Frank Perkovich as celebrant. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7pm, with recitation of the rosary at 6:30pm at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert. Visitation will also be for one hour prior to the mass at church. Burial with military honors accorded by the Gilbert VFW Color Guard will be in the Gilbert Cemetery. Myron E. Fahey, 95, of Gilbert, died on July 12, 2017 at Edgewood Vista. He was born in Lakota, North Dakota, on May 12, 1922, to Edward and Ellen Fahey. Myron attended Williams Consolidated, Bartlett, and Lakota Public Schools through age 15. He completed his high school education at Pallotine Seminary High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduating in 1940. He then attended Pallotine Seminary College for one year. Myron then transferred to the University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. His education was interrupted by his service with the United States Army during World War II. Myron took his Basic Training at Camp Roberts, California. He then joined the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale, Colorado. Here, Myron trained with the first Winter Warfare group in US history. After leaving Colorado, he was sent to Camp Swift, Texas, for Field Artillery instruction. Myron’s next training was at Fort Benning, Georgia, before being sent to France as an Interpreter and Forward Observer with the 71st Division. The 71st successfully fought their way through France, Germany, and Austria, ending in the city of Steyr on VE Day. During the postwar period, Myron served with the Counter Intelligence Corps in Southern Germany. Before returning to the States, he attended Biarritz University in Biarritz, France. Upon his return to American shores, Myron continued his education at the University of North Dakota, graduating with a BA in Classical Languages in June, 1947. He later received a Master of Arts in Education Administration from the University of Minnesota. On September 14, 1946, he was united in marriage with Elaine Post at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakota, North Dakota. They were married for over 55 years until Elaine’s passing in 2001. Both their marriage and Myron’s career can truly be described as a partnership between the two. In 1947, Myron began his teaching career in Williston, North Dakota. After four years, he moved to Rugby, North Dakota, where he began his long administrative career when he became High School Principal. In 1958, Myron and Elaine moved their family to Gilbert, Minnesota, as Myron accepted the position of High School Principal. In 1965, he became Superintendent of Schools for Independent School District #699, in Gilbert. Myron was later K-12 Principal with Gilbert, and served the combined Eveleth-Gilbert School District as both Manager of Business Affairs and Educational Programs and Junior High Principal. He retired in 1989. While at Rugby, Myron formed the North Dakota State Association of Student Councils, as well as being the yearbook and school paper advisor. He was also President of the North Dakota State Secondary Principals Association. Myron’s life-long commitment to educational extra and co-curricular participation culminated with his election to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota High School League in 1973. He served for two terms during the implementation of Title IX opportunities for women’s athletics. Myron and Elaine were Charter Members of both the Gilbert Blue Line and Hoop Clubs. Myron was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Gilbert and spent over twenty five years as a lector at Mass. As on officer in the Minnesota Education Association, Myron spent years as the editor of the Northeastern Association Newspaper. In retirement, Myron was involved with the Range Retired Teachers Association and the Phi Delta Kappa educational fraternity. Myron was a Life Member of VFW Post #4456 in Gilbert and the American Legion. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, and the Lions. Myron was very proud of his membership and participation in the Minnesota DFL Party. He served on the Board of Directors and Campaign Cabinet for the Mesabi Family YMCA. In retirement, Myron performed school consolidation consulting for the Minnesota Department of Education, was Interim Superintendent of Schools for Mt. Iron-Buhl, and Interim Executive Director for the Mesabi Family YMCA. Following his wife’s passing, Myron returned to Mt. Iron-Buhl to assist in the administration and operation of the District. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine, on October 18, 2001, by his mother, Ellen, in 1972, his father, Ed, in 1986, and Granddaughter, Krista White in 2013. He is survived by his eight children; Michael (Char) Fahey, of Coleraine, Beth (Benjamin Gross) Fahey of Eagan, Kevin (Lynda) Fahey of Gilbert, Kathy (Pat) White of Gilbert, Marianne Fahey of Burnsville, Tim Fahey of Minneapolis, Carolyn (Craig) Kedrowski of Cloquet, and Colleen (Jesse) Reich of Georgetown, Texas, fourteen grandchildren, Angie (Ben) Ayd, Steven (Rebecca) Fahey, Casey (Jessica) Fahey, Sarah (Jaime) Beaulieu, Maya (Dan) Farrell, Michael (Wendy) Fahey, Molly (Adam Foote) Fahey, Megan Fahey, Kara (Keith) Altobelli, Amy (Mike) Vraa, Ryan Kedrowski, Reilly Kedrowski, Sean Kedrowski, and Nikki Fahey, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

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