Myron Eugene Schliesman — Rochester

Myron Eugene Schliesman, 68, of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

Myron was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Beardsley, to Raymond and Etta (LaCroix) Schliesman. Myron was proud of his Native American heritage and was a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe.He graduated from Minnetonka High School. Myron joined the U.S. Army in September, 1962. He served two years in Germany and one year in White Sands, N.M., and was discharged in September, 1965. He then attended the Minneapolis Police Academy and worked for the Minneapolis Police Department 3rd and 5th Precinct. Through his career, he served in the first Minnesota Swat Team, the Department of Homicide, Department of Narcotics, Department of Child Sex Crimes and the Department of Internal Affairs. He received the Medal of Valor. Myron's career as a Minneapolis police officer was his dream job and he stated often, "There was not a day I didn't enjoy going to work." He retired from the police department in 1995.In 2003, he moved to Rochester and worked for Rochester City Delivery (RCD) and is currently employed by Lanier Parking Ramp, downtown Rochester.

Myron was an avid golfer and enjoyed the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves and Gophers. Myron loved his cars.

He is survived by his children, Ronald (Barb) Schliesman of Montrose, Nicholas (Robin) Schliesman of Burnsville and Stephanie (Mathew) Schliesman of Duluth; six grandchildren; one sister, Luella Tesch of Milbank, S.D.; his best friend; Grady McCorkel; and the love of his life, his fiance, Betty Tesch also survives.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Schliesman and one sister, Delores Heitla.

There will be no funeral service. A burial graveside service will be conducted by Connor Cabalka, of the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Rochester at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Eyota is in charge of the arrangements.