Harvey MelbyHarvey Melby, 73, of rural Badger, MN died peacefully on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Altru Hospital of Grand Forks after a courageous 6 month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Harvey Melby, 73, of rural Badger, MN died peacefully on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Altru Hospital of Grand Forks after a courageous 6 month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Harvey Arthur Melby, the son of Enock & Tilda (Dokken) Melby was born December 7, 1936, at his parents farm in Moose Township, Roseau County, rural Badger, MN. He was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of the Oiland Free Lutheran Church. He attended school at the Old Haug School, later the Haug-Leo School and graduated from Greenbush High School in 1955. Harvey was a lifelong farmer, raising feeder pigs and small grains. Harvey married Rebecca Olmstead Anderson on April 30, 1977 in Badger, MN. He served 35 years as a Moose Township Supervisor and was also a member of the Galilee Bible Camp Corporation Board. Harvey enjoyed farming, visiting, attending sporting and school events, hunting, fishing, volunteering, woodworking, oil painting and music. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially with his grandchildren.
He is survived by wife, Becky Melby. 2 daughters-Patti & husband Paul Robinson of Badger & Laura & husband Dwayne Mast of Roseau, MN. 4 Grandchildren: Anisa & Trever Robinson and Eliana & Ava Mast. 4 brothers-Loyd, Vernon, Donald and Gary Melby, all of Badger, MN, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.
Funeral Services: Sunday, Aug. 29 at 2:00 PM in Oiland Free Lutheran Church of rural Greenbush.
Visitation: After 6 PM, with a 7 PM prayer service, on Saturday in Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush and one hour before services in church.
Interment will be in Oiland Cemetery.
(Gieseke Funeral Chapel, Greenbush, MN).