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Melvin Eidsmo

November 30, 1938 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Melvin Eidsmo Obituary

   MELVIN EIDSMO, age 85, of Appleton, MN, died Friday, March 8, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society in Windom. He was born November 30, 1938, in St. Paul, to Oswald and Lucille (Budnick) Eidsmo. Melvin graduated from Hopkins High School in 1962; and later from Willmar Vo-Tech. He served his country in the United States Navy Air Corp. from 1960 to 1966.

   Melvin married Dorothy Schultz in August of 1967. They lived in various places including Prior Lake, Minneapolis, Big Stone City, SD and Appleton. He worked as an electrician in the construction business. Dorothy died in 1999.

   He married Ann Lafond in January of 2001. The couple lived in Appleton. Melvin was a member of the American Legion in Appleton; and the Ortonville VFW. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, hunting, horses, hockey and the Minnesota Twins & Vikings.

   Melvin is survived by his daughter, Michele (Bruce) Vortherms, Adrian; two grandsons, Braxton and Preston Vortherms; two sisters, Eileen (Gene) Cameron, Shakopee; and Barb Arne; and step children from both his marriages.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; and a sister, Connie.

   A private family service will take place at a later date with Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Adrian.

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