Mylo Mehlhoff, 77, Mandan, died July 1, 2011 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN with his loving family at his side.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 8, 2011 at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Reverend Lee Herberg officiating. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with full military honors by the Mandan VFW Post 707 and American Legion Post 40. A funeral procession escort will be provided by the North Dakota Highway Patrol where Mylo worked for 30 years.
Cremation has taken place and the family will greet friends from 5-8 pm on Thursday at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan. A prayer service will be held at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Mylo was born August 18, 1933 in Coleharbor, ND to Adolf and Margaret (Kempf) Mehlhoff. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. On April 8, 1967 he married Ardell Schwartz and together they had three children. On June 15, 1996 Mylo married Alvina (Streifel) Weinmann in Mandan. Mylo started at the North Dakota Highway Patrol in 1959, working in Minnewauken, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Minot, Williston, Bismarck, and Mandan. Hard working and dedicated, he worked his way up to the rank of Major and the position of Field Force Commander. After retiring from the patrol following 30 years of service, he became the Director of Driver’s License and Traffic Safety at the ND Department of Transportation. Mylo was especially proud of being honored by the Standing Rock Sioux nation for the work he did with them on Tribal Traffic Safety programs.
Well-loved and fun to be around, Mylo often enjoyed coffee and fellowship with his friends. He was a ND history buff, enjoyed attending art shows, hunting, and was a registered auctioneer. Generous and giving of his time, he was a member of First Lutheran Church in Mandan and served as Church Council President. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Blessed to have shared his life is his wife, Alvina Mehlhoff, Mandan; daughter, Michelle Lee (fiancée, Mike Elstad), Bismarck; two sons, Shawn (Janell) Mehlhoff, Bismarck and Miles (Jessica) Mehlhoff, Mandan; five grandchildren, Taylor Goven, Hayden Mehlhoff, Parker Mehlhoff, Gage Mertes-Mehlhoff, and Madison Mehlhoff; two sisters, Estella Mehlhoff, Washburn and Betty Flath, Garrison; and one brother, Vernon Mehlhoff, Velva.
Mylo was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Dennis, Donald, Harvey, and Bill; and one sister, Jeanie Mehlhoff.