Obit: Graun, Melvin W. (1929 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Graun, Lindberg, Neumann, Oelrich, Riegert, Siewert, Theilman, Wood

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 6/04/2015

Graun, Melvin W. (22 MAY 1929 - 29 MAY 2015)

Melvin W. Graun, age 86, of Abbotsford, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 29, 2015 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby. Reverend Mark Neumann will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 9:00 AM until time of services Tuesday at the church. Interment to be held in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Holton.

Melvin was born on May 22, 1929, the son of Albert and Adella (Theilman) Graun in Hammond, Indiana. He was united in marriage to Eva Lorraine Wood on July 22, 1950 in Hammond. She preceded him in death on June 20, 2002. Melvin worked in Indiana before moving to a farm in Medford in 1967. In his later years he moved to Abbotsford. Besides farming, he was a logger and worked maintenance at Northwest Hardwoods.

Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting and after retirement, he made fishing lures, was a craftsman and worked on small engines. He also was fond of his animals, especially his dogs.

Melvin is survived by six children: James (Sharon) of Medford, Thomas (Cindy) of Athens, Dennis (Kris) of Wausau, Ken (Mary) of Abbotsford, Sandy (Bob) Oelrich of Abbotsford and Daniel (Sandy) of Windom, MN; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his brother, Edwin Graun of Dermotte, IN; a sister-in-law, Betty Graun of Hammond, IN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eva; three brothers: Alvin, Marvin and Erwin.

The family would like to express a special thank you to his daughter, Sandy Oelrich, granddaughters, Jen Siewert and Nancy Graun, and caregivers Breanna Riegert and Rachel Lindberg for the wonderful care Melvin received these past few years.



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