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Jerome C. "Jerry" Melson

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Kramer Family Funeral Home
Trimont, Mn

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
9:30 AM until 10:30 AM

Kansas Lake Lutheran Church
Rural Butterfield, Mn

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
10:30 AM

Kansas Lake Lutheran Church
Rural Butterfield, Mn

Special Services:
Pastor Joel Xavier will be officiating

Jerome Charles Melson was born September 26, 1931 to Carl and Esther (Abelson) Melson in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Jerry was confirmed at Kansas Lake Lutheran Church in 1946. He received his education in rural schools in Odin Township and then attended Butterfield High School. On January 16, 1951 he entered the Army of the United States serving two year in Korea until his honorable discharge on August 18, 1952. He returned to Minnesota until working for Northern Pump in Minneapolis. On August 26, 1955, he was united in marriage to Gail Redmond at First Lutheran Church in St. James, Minnesota. After their marriage he farmed in the area and in 1959 he hired out for the Railroad. Jerry then was employed as a Conductor/Brakeman for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for thirty-two years and three months until his retirement in December of 1991. He was a member of Kansas Lake Lutheran Church. A lifetime member of the Donald V. Larson V.F.W. Post #9607 in Butterfield where served many years in it’s Honor Guard. He also liked to help out at the V.F.W. Pork Feed. He loved being with his family and helping his son, Ron farm, playing cards with his grandchildren, visiting with anyone, watching Bandwagon and the 5:30 p.m. news on the television. Jerry was always a very loving, helpful, cheerful, humorous and generous man.

Jerry passed away on Saturday morning, June 21, 2008, at the Trimont Health Care Center in Trimont, Minnesota, at the age of 76.
Survivors include his wife, Gail Melson of rural Butterfield, Minnesota; daughter, Pat Johnson and husband, Gary, of rural Dunnell, Minnesota, daughter, Julie Nelson and husband, Russell, of Ormsby, Minnesota; son, Ron Melson and wife, Kim, of Mountain Lake, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Haley, Stacey, Tyler, Alex, Ryan and wife, Jessica, Kyle and fiancée, Natalie; one great-granddaughter, Claire; twin sister, Joyce Pierson of St. James, Minnesota and sister, June Johnson of Rochester, Minnesota; brother, Roger Syverson and wife, Bernie, of Roseville, Minnesota; several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law, Dwayne Johnson and Roger Pierson; mother-in-law, Lorene Redmond and other relatives.

Interment will be in Kansas Lake Lutheran Cemetery in rural Butterfield with Full Military Honors by the Donald V. Larson V.F.W. Post #9607 of Butterfield.


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