Melvin R. George, 86, of Fairmont, MN passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth. Burial will be Fri. morning, Jan. 20, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Mpls. On-line condolences may be left at the Lakeview Funeral Home website.
Melvin Raymond George was born on March 16, 1930 in Dell Rapids, SD, the son of William and Clara (Mergen) George. Melvin attended the Chester School in South Dakota. On September 9, 1952 he entered the U.S. Army and served in the Infantry 2nd Division during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on June 30, 1954 and returned to Dell Rapids. Melvin was united in marriage to Yvonne Mary Elsinger on April 4, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dell Rapids. They started out in Dell Rapids and then moved to Coleman, SD, Franklin, SD before moving to Marshall, MN in 1965. They settled in Fairmont in 1997. Melvin was a carpenter for 39 years.