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Charles Melin

March 24, 1930 July 30, 2020
Charles Melin
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Charles Paxon Eugene Melin, 90, passed away peacefully on July 30th, 2020 at Osceola Medical Center. 

Chuck was born March 24th, 1930 to Gustaf and Anna Adelia Melin of Grantsburg, WI. Chuck was the last of ten children born. He attended the Alabama Grade School and graduated from Grantsburg High School in 1948. Chuck was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. When Chuck returned he farmed on the family homestead with his brother, Rudy. 

Chuck married Dorothy Marie Olson at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa on February 17th, 1959.  From this union, four children were born, Debra (Doug) Kunze, Barbara Melin, Eugene Melin and Scott (Amanda) Melin. 

Chuck and Dorothy farmed as a team all of their married life until they retired in 2001. Chuck enjoyed dairy farming, tilling the soil, reading, watching birds, Gordon camping trips with the Walsten Family, fishing, playing hide and seek with the Grand kids, hashing out farming with his nephew, Jack on the phone, watching the Minnesota Twins, playing cards, eating Dorothy’s homemade meals and treats, and making his grandchildren and others laugh with his sense of humor. The health care workers at OMC loved his sense of humor and he gave them many laughs until the end. 

Chuck is survived by one sister, Mildred (John Lundgren); daughters, Debra (Doug) Kunze of Luck, WI, Barbara Melin of Atlas, WI; son, Scott (Amanda) Melin of Hugo, MN; grandchildren, Dustin (Chelsie) Kunze of Bluffton, SC, Brittney (Brody) Woltz of Luck, WI, Brodie Kunze of Superior, WI, Stephanie Melin and Samantha Melin of Hugo, MN; great-grandchildren, Dawson Kunze, Ashlynn Kunze and Grayson Kunze of Bluffton, SC, Wyatt Woltz and Drake Woltz of Luck, WI; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Gustaf and Anna Adelia Melin; brothers, Harold, Wilbur, Rudy; sisters, Alice, Eunice, Ethel, Myrtle and Irene; wife, Dorothy Melin and son, Eugene Melin. 

Chuck loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved hearing about all of their lives, accomplishments, adventures and their memories of the farm and Grandma Dorothy. He enjoyed watching his son, Scott take over the crop farming and loved recording his planting dates and yields. A lot of people knew him as “Uncle Chuckie” and have many great memories of him, especially his legacy 55 speed limit party. 

A special thank you goes out to the Cushing First Responders, Northland Ambulance Crew, Nurses and Doctors at Osceola Medical Center, his favorite home care nurse, Sara, who made his last months at home possible, and his sister-in-law, Marjorie Mattson for the weekly visits and treats she brought him since Dorothy passed. He always enjoyed the reminiscing of good times gone. 

Chuck stated at the beginning of this Coronaviris time that he just wanted to watch at least one more Twins game on TV and eat one of his patio tomatoes he raised this summer on a bacon sandwich before he passed. Both of his wishes came true while he was at his hospital stay. Chuck got to watch a Twin’s game on TV and eat a bacon tomato sandwich that was brought to him. 

In respect to Chuck’s wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. A private memorial service will be held with family at a later date. Chuck will be laid to rest at the Union Cemetery. 

You are invited to leave condolences, memories and photos at www.rowefh.com .  Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home, 715-472-2444 and the Northwest WI Cremation Center in Milltown.

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