Phyllis June Byrne

September 19, 1934 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Phyllis Byrne Obituary

Phyllis June Byrne, age 87, died surrounded by family on November 17th, 2021

of natural causes. Phyllis was born on March 19th, 1934 to Roy and Eileen

Hennager in Langdon, ND. Phyllis graduated from Langdon High School in

1952, she went on to study at Aaker’s Business School, later working as a

stenographer and bookkeeper for Herberger’s. She spent most of her time

raising her children whom she loved dearly. Phyllis shared ownership of

General Tobacco and Candy, Co. in Grand Forks with her late husband Philip.

She spent time helping with the business, which was sold in 1987.

In 1954, Phyllis wed Glen Schneider, and moved permanently to Grand Forks,

ND. In 1969, Phyllis married Philip Byrne, continuing to live in Grand Forks.

Phyllis’s favorite place was to be at her lake cabin on Maple Lake, MN, where

she opened her door to family and friends. Phyllis was happiest surrounded

by the people she loved. Phyllis enjoyed attending her children and

grandchildren’s activities, playing cards, tending to her flowers, and

traveling. Phyllis was a loyal and caring friend to many and was known for

lighting up a room with her energy.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Eileen; her husbands’

Philip Byrne and Glen Schneider; her sister Myrtle Kram, and her great

grandchildren Sarah Smith and Logan Zacher; and several beloved extended

family members.  Phyllis is survived by her 6 children - Mike Byrne (Patricia)

of Fargo, ND, Nancy Davis (Ron) of Running Springs, CA, Mitch Byrne (Karen)

of Grand Forks, ND, Dave Byrne (Julie) of Ralston, NE, Michele Lange (Jeff) of

Brooklyn Park, MN, and Patrick Byrne (Kelly) of Fargo, ND; her 5 brothers -

Robert (Maggie), Lyle, David (Ardyce), Keith, and Kenneth (Sandy) Hennager;

her 3 sisters - Shirley Fischer, Dolly Mostad, Betty Coyle; her sisters-in-law -

Mikell Wood (Donald) and Patricia Lyren; 15 grandchildren and 17 great

grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.   She is also survived by many

Schneider Family in-laws, nieces, and nephews. 

A celebration of life will be held this coming summer in Grand Forks, ND. She

will be interred in Memorial Park Cemetery near her husband Philip Byrne.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Dementia

Society of America, or to a charity of your choice.

“Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.”


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