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Melvin Paul Meyer

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
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Melvin Paul Meyer

Melvin Paul Meyer, 74, of Wykoff, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester.

Melvin was born on November 4, 1937 in a farmhouse outside of Fillmore, Minnesota, the son of Paul and Jennie (Zwart) Meyer.He grew up with one brother and three sisters on a farm five miles south of Wykoff. He was baptized into faith November 22, 1937, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff, Minnesota. He attended grade school at the Forestville country school and St. John’s Lutheran, Wykoff, celebrated his confirmation on May 13, 1951. In June of 1955, he graduated from Wykoff High School and was inducted in the military in September of 1958. He was married to Irma Rose Doberenz on September 29, 1962, and they began their married life in a log cabin near Cherry Grove, Minnesota. Melvin and Irma purchased a farm near Forestville State Park where they lived for their married life. The Lord blessed Melvin and Irma with five children. Melvin enjoyed farming, trout fishing, deer hunting, riding and driving horses, playing cards with his family, loving his grandchildren, worshiping and serving in his church, and expressing his faith in Jesus Christ his Savior to those around him. Melvin lost his battle with leukemia and left this world to be with his Savior on August 7, 2012.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Irma of Spring Valley, Minnesota. Five children: Kevin (Angela) Meyer of Lewiston, MN; Duane (Sharon) Meyer, Bruce Meyer, Teresa (Jeremy) Glocke all Spring Valley MN, and Anita Meyer of Fond du Lac, WI, 11 grandchildren, three sisters: Maxine Morse of Plano, TX, Marlene (Donald) Mueller of San Antonio, TX, Karen Moga of Los Gatos, CA, and one brother, Donald (Ellie) Meyer of Houston, MN.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota with Pastor Theodore W. Barthels officiating. Burial with military rites were held at the Forestville Cemetery in rural Wykoff, Minnesota.

Online condolences may be left at thauwaldfuneralhomes.com.

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