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Melba Jean Langseth

July 23, 1926 November 24, 2018
Melba Jean Langseth
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Obituary for Melba Jean Langseth

Melba Jean Larson was born on July 23, 1926, to J. Wesley and Anna Larson of Long Prairie, MN. After high school graduation, she worked as a secretary in the local extension office, and later the state 4-H office in St. Paul, MN, where she met Rodney Langseth at a Rural Youth State Convention. They married in September 1950 and departed to Denver CO, where Rod was stationed in the Air Force. After two years, they moved back to the home farm near Worthington where Rod farmed with his parents, Clarence and Ida Langseth. Along with raising five children and helping on the farm, Melba was active at the Worthington Christian Church, 4-H, Garden Club, Project Group, PTA, and Circle C. Later in life she worked at Crafty Corner, designed quilts, and volunteered at the hospital, the local food pantry and grade school - along with making time for her many grandchildren. She was a gracious host to many missionary families, International 4-H Youth Exchange's, foster children, out of town friends and family. Melba passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
Melba was preceded in death by her husband Rod and brother Milo Larson. She will be missed by her five children: Alan (Carol) Langseth, Randy (Gail) Langseth, Kathy (William) Schuttenhelm, Paul (Leanne) Langseth, Roger (Lynn) Langseth, as well as long term foster son Gary Goodwill. She also leaves a legacy of love to her 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Services will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Worthington Christian Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Doug White officiating. Melba’s grandsons will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

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6:00 PM 11/29/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/29/2018 8:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States





11:00 AM 11/30/2018 11:00:00 AM
Worthington Christian Church

1501 North Douglas
Worthington, MN 56187

Worthington Christian Church
1501 North Douglas Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States

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