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Myron L. Ammeter

Myron L. Ammeter

Myron L. Ammeter, age 70, of Manhattan, died August 16, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

He was born July 18, 1948, in Newton, Kansas, the son of Sherwin C. and LaVonne R. (Gillet) Ammeter.

On June 12, 1966, at the First United Methodist Church in Peabody, Kansas, he married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Sally Opal Craney.

Myron graduated from Kansas State University with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Agriculture Education and Horticulture. Myron was very proud to be a first-generation college graduate.

He taught at Westmoreland High School from 1970 to 1974. In 1971 he was honored as outstanding first-year educator for the state of Kansas with what is today known as the Horizon Award. In 1974, Myron went to work for Ralston-Purina as a feed salesman and moved his family to Hebron, Nebraska. He quickly progressed through the ranks of the company, becoming a District Sales Manager and forming fast relationships with farmers, ranchers and anyone he came in contact with throughout southern Nebraska and Northern Kansas. Myron’s exceptional sales skills won numerous honors, awards and trips that he and Sally tremendously enjoyed. While in Hebron, Myron served several terms as a School Board member and president. He was a long-time 4-H leader, served as chairman of the United Methodist Church board, was a lay leader in the church, enjoyed being a Purina checkerboard clown in parades and was a Scout Leader. Myron was a life-long learner and enjoyed obtaining and utilizing his private pilot’s license in the 1980s. He often flew the family to visit his and Sally’s parents in Kansas.

In 1992, having relocated to Grand Island, NE, Myron became the District Sales Manager for Supersweet Feeds. He continued to excel in sales and management work, navigating many corporate acquisitions, forming new relationships throughout the region with his outgoing ways, tremendous people skills and engaging personality. “Ole Myron,” as KRVN radios listeners recognized his voice, would go out of his way to help anyone and never knew a stranger.

Myron retired in 2008 and didn’t slow down a bit! He and Sally took every chance they could to cruise, travel, and visit their children and grandchildren as often as they could. He was always planning their next adventure. Myron was exceptionally proud of his family and loved attending their events and concerts. He enjoyed gardening and tending to his yard and flowers, usually planting twice as many things as Sally had agreed to!

Myron and Sally moved to Manhattan, Kansas in 2010. They quickly became active members of the community. Myron was very involved in the First United Methodist Church and volunteered as a Stephen Ministry Leader, was a member of the Tuttle Creek Lake Association and worked advance and general elections. He loved keeping busy, and also enjoyed helping local school districts as a substitute teacher.

Myron is survived by his cherished wife Sally of Manhattan; three children: Robert Ammeter and his wife Christine of Montgomery, AL, Amy Drake and her husband Douglas of Bloomington, MN, and Angela Bunger and her husband Chad of Manhattan; his mother in law Opal Craney of Manhattan; three siblings: Melody/Steve Magette of Ellsworth, KS, Blaine/Carol Ammeter of Ellinwood, KS, and Stanley Ammeter of Florence, KS; and six grandchildren: Samantha, Alison and Jacob Ammeter, Daniel Drake, Mitchell and Collin Bunger. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 20th, at the First United Methodist Church, 612 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, with Reverend Melanie Martin and Reverend George Watts officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 P.M. Monday at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, KS. The family requests that all who are able to attend wear purple to celebrate his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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