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Marion Mary Minnie Melin

November 13, 1918 July 21, 2009
Marion Mary Minnie Melin
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Marion Melin, Trade Lake, WI, died July 21, 2009 at the Frederic Nursing and Rehab. She was 90 years old. Marion Mary Minnie Klotz was born in St. Paul, MN on November 13, 1918 to John Alexander and Rose Caroline (Mauritz) Klotz. It was there she was baptized. She was one of 5 children. In her younger years she was a cook at The Church Home is St. Paul. She was united in marriage to Warren Harding Melin on July 16, 1945 and moved to the family farm in Trade Lake where they raised a family of 6 children until their retirement in 1972. She was devoted to her family and spent her life as a homemaker. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening, her flowers and traveling. She was an active member of the Trade Lake homemakers and spent many hours helping her children with 4-H projects. Her favorite pastimes were embroidery and jigsaw puzzles. She will be remembered for her ever present smile. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Evelyn; brothers, Edwin, LeRoy and Donald; and great granddaughter, Haley. She is survived by her husband, Warren; children, Alan of Trade Lake, Gary (Elizabeth) of Lake Elmo, MN, Janet (Terry) Larson of Frederic, Patricia (Ricky) VanLue of Sauk Rapids, MN, LaRayne (Steven) Ayd of Frederic and Duane (Kristina) of Woodbury, MN; 12 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 11:00AM at the Trade Lake Baptist Church in Trade Lake, WI with Pastor Andy McDaniel officiating. Gathering time will be from 10 to 11AM at the church. Burial will be held at the Union Cemetery. Memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center of Milltown assisted the family with arrangements.

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