Obit: Ure, Lt. Col. Melvin D. (1903 - 1957)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Ure, Darling, Loberg, Seltrecht, Baker, Wedekind, Stilwell 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 21, 1957 

Ure, Lt. Col. Melvin D. (7 July 1903 - 18 February 1957) 

Lt. Col. Melvin D. Ure, 53, of Nelsonville and former Neillsville resident, died Monday at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Madison.   

Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) from the Nelsonville Lutheran Church with burial at King. 

Melvin, son of the late George and Madge Darling Ure, was born July 7, 1903, in the Town of Lynn, and came as a small child with his parents to Neillsville.  He was a graduate of the Neillsville High School and of Ripon College.  Col. Ure served under Gen. Joseph Stilwell in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, and was headquarters commandant at Chungking, China.  

He was a state board of health inspector from 1946 to 1949. 

Col Ure was active in the American Legion post at Amherst, and a member of the retired officers association. 

He was married July 16, 1935, to Irene Loberg of Nelsonville, who survives.  Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Vivian Seltrecht of Neillsville.  A brother, James, died in 1909 and a half-sister, Vera, died in 1946. 

Miss Hazel Baker of Eau Clarie, a close friend of the family, came to Neillsville Wednesday and expected to go today with Mrs. Seltrecht and her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wedekind to Nelsonville to attend the funeral Services.  Many other Neillsville friends also attended the services. 



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