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Dale Melhouse

November 7, 1950 — June 13, 2014

Dale Stuart Melhouse, age 63 of rural Goodhue, passed away at his home on Friday, June 13, 2014, under the care of hospice and his family. A memorial service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Spring Garden Lutheran Church, 10239 County 1 Blvd, Cannon Falls. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 pm at Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls and also for one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Spring Garden Lutheran Church or Wounded Warrior Project. Dale Stuart Melhouse was born on November 7, 1950 in Red Wing, the son of Alva Burton Melhouse and Carol Ruth (Edstrom) Melhouse. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1968 and went to serve with the Army Reserves for six years. He was a John Deere mechanic in Cannon Falls and Wanamingo for 5 years. Dale enjoyed farming most all of his life in the Belle Creek Township area. He married Judith Schneider on September 7, 1974. She brought 4 children to this marriage, Joanie, Janet, Jeanna and Jim and they also had 2 children together, Christine and Jason. They later divorced. Dale was married to Cheryl Coleman on January 27, 1995 in Red Wing. She brought 2 sons to this marriage, Christopher and Randall. Dale was a life-time member of Spring Garden Lutheran Church and also the Cannon Golf Club with whom he enjoyed many golfing trips to Laughlin, NV. He also enjoyed fishing, and had many fly-ins to Canada and enjoyed numerous vacation trips with Cheryl. Dale is survived by his wife, Cheryl; children, Christine (Scott) Collins of Goodhue and Jason (Sherri) Melhouse of Goodhue; 7 grandchildren, Abigail, Makenna and Josephine Collins, Preston and Aurora Udenberg, Dylan and Emma Udenberg; step children, Christopher (Nicole) Udenberg of Wanamingo, Randall Udenberg of Wanamingo, Janet (Rodney) Heckman of St. Paul, Jeanna Olson of Shakopee, and Jim Olson of Farmington; step-grandchildren, Josh, Rachel, Emily, David, Steven, Anne-Marie, Caitlin, Annika and Garrett; brother, Paul Melhouse of Cannon Falls; sister, Laurel (David) Kuplic of Bloomington; father-in-law, Darrell Nelson Coleman Sr. of Two Harbors; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws. He is preceded in death by parents, Alva and Carol Melhouse; step-daughter, Joanie Gipson and step-daughter-in-law, Kristie Olson. Honorary pallbearers will be golf buddies, Jim Lockhart, Steve Lindstrom, Chuck Kamholz, Doug Rechtzigel, Bob "Scooby" Rapp, Jim Olson, Joe Vandenheuvel and his grandchildren, Abigail, Makenna and Josephine Collins, Preston and Aurora Udenberg, Dylan and Emma Udenberg.

Funeral Home: Lundberg Funeral Home 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd Cannon Falls, MN US 55009

Previous Events

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lundberg Funeral Home

5839 Hwy 19 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spring Garden Lutheran Church

10239 Co 1 Blvd
Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Graveside Service
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Spring Garden Lutheran Cemetery

10239 Co 1 Blvd
Leon Township, MN 55009

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