Melvin Carl Kuehn, age 80, of Dassel, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.
A funeral service will take place at the Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m, with interment at the Dassel Community Cemetery following the service.
There will be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday morning.
Military honors will be performed by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home, Dassel.
Melvin was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Echo, Yellow Medicine County, to Gustav and Mildred (Rhode) Kuehn. He was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Echo.
Melvin attended country school in Yellow Medicine County, where he lived and grew up.
He entered the US Army Aug. 14, 1955, and served until 1958. He was stationed at Fort Sill, OK, and served during the Korean Conflict.
Melvin was united in marriage to June Welch in November of 1959, at the Peace Lutheran Church in Echo. The couple moved to St. Paul, where Melvin worked as a construction crew foreman. In 1963, they moved to Wood Lake.
Melvin worked in construction his entire life.
He served as past commander of VFW Post 2818, Litchfield. Melvin was also a member of the VFW and American Legion Honor Guard Post 204 of Litchfield.
Melvin was united in marriage to Doris Von Loh Aug. 26, 1989, at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel. The couple made their home on the north shore of Lake Washington. The Lord took Doris home Oct. 5, 1993.
Melvin is survived by his son, David (Peggy) Kuehn of Redwood Falls; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings Elaine Schlenner of Woodbury, Mavis (Don) Byers of Austin, Murl (Lynn) Kuehn of Echo, Marlin (Mary) Kuehn, Marlice (Gary) Halvorson, all of Youngsville, NC; Marlene (Dennis) Ryks of Renville, and Marvin (Vicky) Kuehn of Redwood Falls.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; his daughter, Lori Kuehn Williams; his parents; a grandson, Seth Kuehn; and a great-grandson, Parker Tisue.