Willis E. Mellin, 95

Willis Elmer Mellin, age 95, of Buffalo, formerly of Howard Lake and South Haven, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Buffalo.

A celebration of life will take place Friday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Cottagewood Senior Communities (201 1st St NE, Buffalo, MN 55313).

Arrangements are with Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake; www.swansonpeterson.com.

Willis was born April 12, 1921, in Howard Lake, to Arthur and Ellen (Anders) Mellin. He graduated from Howard Lake High School.

Following high school, Willis farmed north of Howard Lake, until he retired and moved to South Haven.

While living in South Haven, Willis attended Zion Methodist Church. He later became a member at Buffalo United Methodist Church.

Willis enjoyed farming, tractors, and Bible study.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Melvin; and sister Edith Swanbeck.

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