Note: Myron L. Osterberg, 75, of Kearney, Nebraska died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Evangelical Free Church in Kearney. The Revs. Douglas Langmade and Vernon Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Kearney Cemetery with military rites conducted by VFW 759 and American Legion Post 52 of Kearney. Mr. Osterberg was born Nov. 13, 1926, at Salem, SD, to Levi and Myrtle (Lindell) Osterberg. He grew up in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1944. He joined the U.S. Navy on Oct. 28, 1944, and served in World War II. He was honorably discharged on July 27, 1946. While in the U.S. Navy, he was a member of the Blue Jacket Choir. After his discharge, he attended Dakota Wesleyan and Illinois Wesleyan universities. He married Eva Spencer on Nov. 21, 1948, in Mitchell, SD He taught music at Newell, SD, from 1951 to 1952. He then taught at Wessington Springs High School and Junior College until 1957. He directed the Wessington Springs Barbershop Chorus and Methodist Church Choir. He received his master's degree and doctorate of education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and directed Covenant Church Choir in Greeley. After moving to Kearney in 1963, he taught music at Kearney State College until 1992. He also was the director of First Christian Church Choir in Kearney until 1982. He was a member of VFW Post 759 and American Legion Post 52. He served on Kearney American Legion and VFW Honor Guards and was a past member of Kearney Area Barbershoppers. He attended Kearney Evangelical Free Church and sang in its choir. Survivors include his wife; a son, Michael of Kearney; three daughters, Mary Osterberg and Betty Hilligas of Kearney and Judy Carver of Bellevue; five grandchildren; two brothers, Harland Osterberg of Salem, SD, and Ertis Osterberg of Sioux Falls, SD; and two sisters, Virjean Kirby of Spencer, SD, and Bonadel Anderson of Wilmar, Minn. He was preceded in death by a brother and an infant daughter.
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