Larry Melinsky, age 64, of South Haven, passed away Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at St. Cloud Hospital.
He was born in Hutchinson, and raised in Howard Lake.
Larry received his bachelor of science degree, in chemistry and microbiology, from St. Cloud State College.
For several years, Larry worked for Burlington Northern Railroad. Later, using his degree, he set up and ran several analytical testing labs, before taking a job at 3M, Maple Grove as a pharmaceutical chemist.
After five years, he transferred to 3M, Hutchinson, as the site advanced analytical chemist, where he worked until the time of his death.
Larry was preceded in death by his father and mother, Grant and Vivian Melinsky.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, of South Haven; his sister, Merry Dee Mcfarlin of Fairfax, VA; four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; three nieces; five nephews; and numerous friends.