Morris Dean Melby

Morris Dean Melby

Birth
USA
Death 24 Jun 2009 (aged 84)
Canby, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 39502628 · View Source
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Morris Melby, age 84, of Canby, MN passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church in Canby with Rev. Aaron Alfred officiating. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday at Birk Funeral Home in Canby with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday. Burial will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Gary, SD.

Morris Dean Melby was born in Fortier Township on June 23, 1925 to Ingvald and Alice (Taylor) Melby. They moved to Manfred Township when Morris was four years old. He graduated from Canby High School in 1943 and then enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 27, 1943. He attended East Central State College in Ada, OK then went through pilot training in San Angelo, TX and served in the Philippines and Japan during WWII. He was honorably discharged on December 21, 1946.

In 1948, he married Gloria Nelson and they were blessed with five children – Mark, Stuart, Susan, Margret and Betsy. In 1979, Morris was united in marriage to Cheryl Lord of Breckenridge and they were blessed with one son, Jonathan.

He farmed all his life and built his own planes. His hobby was building radio control model planes. His cup was never ½ empty, he had a smile for everybody and a great sense of humor.

Morris is lovingly remembered by his wife, Cheryl of Canby; his six children, Mark Melby of Kenosha, WI and his children Jason, Monica, and Chad; Stuart (Kathy) Melby of Brookings, SD and their children Benjamin and Katie; Susan (Rob) Anderson of Chester, SD and their children Betsy, Landon, Peter, Jade, Caiden, and Brent; Margret (Ken) Smith of Sioux Falls, SD and their children Philip, Jared, Gregory, and Abby; Betsy (Kevin) Sahlstrom of Onamia, MN and their children Nat, Justus, Anna, Adam, Noah, Jacob, and Bella; and Jonathan (Jill) Melby of Brandon, SD and their son Taylor; and eleven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Gloria.

webfh.com/fh/obituaries. July 16, 2009.


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  • Created by: Sandra
  • Added: 16 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39502628
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Morris Dean Melby (23 Jun 1925–24 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39502628, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Sandra (contributor 46915147) .