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
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
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
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
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
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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