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Harlon Gilbert Mellema

November 24, 1940 February 9, 2015
Harlon Gilbert Mellema
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Obituary for Harlon Gilbert Mellema

Round Lake, MN


      Harlon Gilbert Mellema, age 74, was born on November 24, 1940, in Brewster, MN, the son of Walter and Anne (Luinenburg) Mellema. He lived in Brewster until the age of 9 and then moved with his family to the Lake Wilson area where he attended country school and school in Lake Wilson. Harlon joined the United States Army and served in Korea. After returning from Korea, he worked in construction in Grand Rapids, MI. He later moved back to Lake Wilson and then to Round Lake, MN, where he worked for Sather Candy Company until his retirement. He enjoyed collecting. Harlon died on Monday, February 9, 2015, at his residence in Round Lake, MN.

      Harlon is survived by his sister, Kathy (Dennis) Kooiman of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law, Verla Mellema of Kent, WA, and nieces, Michelle (Tim) Harder, Kelly (Anthony) Scales, Wendy (Matthew) Owens, Debbie Kooiman, and Kim (Greg) Frey. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roger.

      Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at the Lakeside Church (formerly the First Baptist Church) in Worthington, MN. Burial will be at a later date in the Chandler Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Lakeside Church in Worthington.


Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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