Myron L. Felix, 85
Oct. 7, 1932-Nov. 26, 2017
Myron L. Felix, age 85, of Cold Spring, Minnesota died Nov. 26 in St. Cloud Hospital with his family by his side. His funeral was held Dec. 2 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. The Rev. Matthew Luft, OSB, officiated. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Myron was born Oct. 7, 1932 to Myron and Laura (Hoffman) Felix in Fairhaven Township, Minnesota. He grew up in St. Cloud and graduated from Tech High School in 1950. He married Lenore Lansing on May 27, 1952 at Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. They have enjoyed 65 years together and raised 10 children.
Survivors include his wife; children, Peggy Lindsay (Tim dec.), Laurie (Steve) Silbernick, Susan Zimmer (Dennis Petersen), Dan (Lori) Felix, Jeannie (Ray) Grot, Patty (dec.) (Randy) Lesar, Connie Felix (Jim Brugh), Bob (Rose) Felix, Mike Felix (Joyce Dingmann), Kat (Dennis) Felix-Drontle, 35 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, nine great-greats; and brother, James Felix, as well as countless relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patty; grand-daughter, Kristina Felix; great-great grandson, Simon Goff; and sister, BettyAnn Van Lith.
Myron continued the family business in “dirt work” as he called it, becoming superintendent of the Hardrives hotmix bituminous operation after his father sold the business in 1962. After working there for 10 years, he joined Landwehr Heavy Moving as operator/foreman in their excavation operations. He served as Cold Spring City Maintenance Superintendent for two years before starting his own business, Felix Co. Excavating in the early 1980s and his sons, Mike and Dan joined him in 1983 and 1984. He semi-retired in about 2000.
Myron had a passion for antique trucks, cars tractors and construction equipment, and leaves many restored and planned-to-be restored vehicles, mostly trucks and tractors. His good friend, Leonard Schmitz, has been his all-around restoration man. A 1948 stake-bed Ford truck was shipped to Invercargill, New Zealand to be part of the Bill Richardson antique truck museum there.
Myron was a charter member of Barber Shoppers, a member of the Pantowners Car Club, the Metro Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, The Albany Pioneer Club and several tractor clubs.
The Felix family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the St. Cloud Hospital ICU for tireless and compassionate medical and spiritual care.
He loved his large family and living at his home in the country where he kept everything landscaped and the driveway in perfect shape in all seasons. In retirement he spent many hours watching wildlife from the four-season porch built for him in 2003 by sons-in-law and sons for his October birthday. He was abundantly loved and will be greatly missed.