John R. Myott, age 70 of Minnetonka, died suddenly on January 9, 2020 from cardiac arrest. John was a man with many passions, including folk music, motorcycles, AA (39 years of sobriety), Ireland, women’s sports, particularly the Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Gopher’s Women’s Basketball teams, Facebook posts and supporting his many, many friends. He was born and grew up in Wadena, Minnesota and was a proud member of the Wadena High School class of 1967. He served from 1969 – 73 in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed for one year in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years for Walter Hammond Company.
John grew up in a family rich in the love of music and was passionate about all kinds of music, particularly folk and Irish music. After he became sober he gave of himself fully in the service of helping men and women recover from alcoholism. He loved travel and completed many motorcycle trips around the country, many with his wife Sully. John was a beloved son and brother, and a fierce friend. He was fully present with everyone, bringing his whole self to every party, telling great stories and giving joy always. He will be deeply missed and cherished.
John was predeceased by his beloved wife Sully, his father Ed Myott, his sister Betty Circle and his niece Kara Circle. He is survived by his mother Odila Myott (age 100), his siblings Tom Smith-Myott (Katie), Marilyn Berg (Wally), Jim (Mona), Kathy Sellnow (Tom) and Pat, numerous nieces and nephews and countless friends.
His visitation will be at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, 5000 W. 50th Street, Edina, Minnesota from 1 – 5 on Sunday, January 19, 2020 with the memorial service at 3:00 PM. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery will be scheduled for a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in John’s name to a recovery organization, veterans assistance organization or University of Minnesota Women’s Athletics.