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Rev. Harold Melby, 92

Apr 2, 2012

Battle Lake Rev. Harold Melby, age 92, of Battle Lake, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls following a heart attack on March 24.

Harold Waldemar Melby was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Beaubier, Saskatchewan, the son of Dahl and Elise (Hanson) Melby.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given, and suggests the following: the First Lutheran Building Fund, Mount Carmel Ministries in Alexandria, and the Battle Lake Good Samaritan Society.

Harold is survived by his wife, Alice; three daughters, Marilyn Beth (Wayne) Horgen, of Battle Lake, Naomi Joy (David) Talbott, of Edgewater, Md., and Donadee Joan (Rev. Timothy) Peterson, of Prescott, Wis.; one son, Dr. David John (Elaine)?Melby, of Carterville, Ill.; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services were held March 30, 2012, at the First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake. The Rev. Jake Dyrhaug officiated. Interment was at First Lutheran Cemetery, Battle Lake. Funeral arrangements were made by Glende-Nilson, in Battle Lake.