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Bollesen, Melius E., born August 22, 1931, died September 8, 2011. Beloved husband and father born in Plainview, Nebraska to Martinus P. and Rose E. Bollesen. Graduated from Dana College 1952 and Trinity Seminary 1956 in Blair, Nebraska. Ordained at the National Convention of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church 25 June, 1956 Cedar Falls, Iowa. Served as Associate Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Norwalk, CA and Nazareth Lutheran Church Cedar Falls, IA prior to joining the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1962. He served as a Chaplain and retired with the rank of Captain after 30 years of service. Served as a Pastor at Chapel of Peace Lutheran Church Inglewood, CA and Grace Lutheran Church Hunt. Bch, CA where he was known as "Pastor Mel". He died Sept 8, 2011 of a stroke leaving his wife of 51 years, Patricia; children Curtis, Susan Britt (Sam), Beth Deason (Chris) and Christopher; granddaughters, Bailey, Kaycie and Maddison. Viewing will be at Advantage Funeral Home, 627 Main St., Hunt. Bch from 1400 to 2000hr on 9/16/2011. Service at 1000hr at Grace Lutheran Church, 6931 Edinger Ave., Hunt. Bch, CA. Committal will be at Mir Mar National Cemetery, 9/20/2011 at 1200hr. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to O.C. Care Connections Outreach, 6931 Edinger Ave., Hunt. Bch., CA 92647.

Published in Orange County Register from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2011
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