- Date Of Birth: September 3, 1931
- Date Of Death: March 4, 2015
- State: Montana
Mylo Ray Kvislen, 83, of Belt, passed away at Benefis Hospital of complications of leukemia, on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 surrounded by his family.
Mylo was born on September 3, 1931 to parents Arthur Leonard Kvislen and Ceclia Evelyn (Kjelland) Kvislen in Valley City, North Dakota. They lived on the family farm and later moved to Sanborn, North Dakota, where he attended school and graduated in 1949. In 1950, he was drafted into the Army, where he served as a tank operator in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged and returned to North Dakota. He worked for the railroad and traveled to Billings, MT where he met his wife. He completed a lineman apprenticeship for Mountain Bell. He was promoted and moved several times, working throughout the state of Montana.
Mylo married Peggy (Henman) Kvislen in 1957. They were blessed with two children, one grandson and two great granddaughters. Mylo and Peggy enjoyed 25 years as snowbirds in Yuma, Arizona. Mylo loved the outdoors, enjoying rodeos, bull riding, hunting, fishing and camping. He looked forward to the annual hunting camp escapades. He enjoyed time with family, friends and the Friday night business meetings.
Mylo retired at the age of 55 as a staff specialist for network distribution after 30 years with Mountain Bell. He was very proud of the fact that he was instrumental in the implementation of the rural addressing system, which is still in use in Montana today.
For the last few years, Mylo was crossing things off his “bucket list”, including riding the New York New York roller coaster and the High Roller at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. He also went hog hunting on horseback in Arkansas.
He is survived by his wife Peggy, of Belt; daughter, Denise (Scott) Puppe, of Belt; son, Michael Kvislen of Billings; grandson, Luke (Cassie) Puppe, of Belt; granddaughters Lily and Camree Puppe; sister Sharon Kronebusch of Sanborn, North Dakota.
Mylo was preceded in death by both parents and brother, Glenn Kvislen.