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Melvin Orvel Borseth
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1925
Polk County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 2010
Cass County
North Dakota, USA

Melvin Orvel Borseth was born on April 30, 1925 in Fosston, Minnesota to Adolph and Sarah (Landsverk) Borseth. He attended county school. He was a World War II veteran stationed in the Aleutian Islands, serving from February 24, 1945 until his honorable discharge on November 14, 1946. He was united in marriage to Dona Hanson on December 20, 1958. To this union, two children were born, Julie and Mark.

Melvin farmed early in life and worked at Haugstul's in Fosston at Forsell's 2 & 59 truck stop at Erskine. He then worked construction on numerous pipelines, missile sites and power plant projects until his retirement in 1998.

He enjoyed doing things with grandchildren, taking them fishing and other places, riding bike with them and enjoyed riding four wheeler. His favorite times were spent with his family. He was a kind and gentle person with a heart of gold.

He enjoyed music so much and playing with his Calvary Singers, playing mandolin with the group. He was a member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church and had been on the church board as a trustee and head usher. Recently, he had been recovering from a fall at the Neilson Place in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Melvin passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo at the age of 84 years, 10 months and nine days.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Dona ; daughter, Julie (Boyd) Oppegaard; son, Mark (Denise) Borseth; five grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ryan and Tyler Oppegaard, Brittany Borseth and Christopher Borseth, ; one brother, Kenneth Borseth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dave Hanson, Chuck (Sandy) Hanson, and Cindy Hanson. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Anora and Philip Hedlund.

Family links: 
  Adolph Miller Borseth (1893 - 1969)
  Sarah Landsverk Borseth (1898 - 1972)
  Dona J. Borseth (1932 - ____)*
  Anora Alvina Borseth Hedlund (1923 - 1993)*
  Melvin Orvel Borseth (1925 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Free Lutheran Cemetery
Polk County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: Mary Neste
Record added: Jul 13, 2012
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Melvin Orvel Borseth
Added by: Mary Neste
Melvin Orvel Borseth
Added by: Mary Neste
Melvin Orvel Borseth
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