Lucas M. MyhreSep 20, 2012 Staff
Lucas M. Myhre, of Riverton, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Riverton. He was 27 years old.
Lucas Michael Myhre was born Feb. 6, 1985, in Elbow Lake, Minn., to Russell and LaNae (Tellinghuisen) Myhre.
He had been employed in the oil fields of Wyoming and North Dakota, having worked for Cyclone, Key Energy and M & M Well Service. Shortly before his death, he was promoted to the position of pulling unit operator with Key Energy.
His family said that from an early age, Mr. Myhre demonstrated a kind heart and generous spirit, and he was well-known for his gentle "bear hugs." He accepted the responsibility of being a single father of four children with his usual good nature and humor. According to his mother, Mr. Myhre "would do anything for those little boys," including taking them fishing and spending time outdoors.
They said ever since he was 5 he had a love for soccer, usually playing a defensive position as goalie or sweeper, and when he was 11 he was chosen to play at an international soccer tournament in Denver. They said he loved going to the mountains, riding his bike and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his mother, LaNae Myhre (LeRoy Lange); brother Jason (Teryl) Myhre; sister Jessica (James Witt) Myhre; four young sons, Santiago, Scye, Stephen and Slayde; grandparents Owen and Mildred Myhre of Spring Grove, Minn., and Jan Tellinghuisen of Battle Lake, Minn.; two nephews, Tyrel Myhre and Jason Myhre Jr.; two nieces, Anastacia Ellison and Taylor Myhre; stepbrother Eion Lange; aunts and uncles Bonnie (Myhre) and Bruce Williams, Laurie (Myhre) and Tom Knoke, Larry (Sandy) Tellinghuisen and Loren Tellinguisen; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Myhre; grandfather Del Tellinghuisen; and an uncle, Lee Tellinghuisen.