Melvin R. Stavrum
1923 - 2018
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Melvin R. Stavrum

Clearwater - Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Clearwater of Melvin R. Stavrum, age 95 of Clearwater who passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Dennis Backer will officiate. Burial will take place with military honors at the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday and after 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Luke's Catholic Church. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. immediately followed by the Clearwater American Legion Post #323 on Monday at the church. Arrangements are being made by the Daniel Funeral Home, Clearwater.

Melvin was born August 16, 1923 in Clearwater, Minnesota to Avon and Otillia (Neft) Stavrum. He was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII. Melvin married Virginia M. Bowder on May 5, 1945 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta. He was employed by T & O Plastics in Clearwater for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He was an avid square dancer and a member of the Beaux and Belles square dance club, the Clearwater Lions, Clearwater American Legion Post #323 and St. Luke's Parish.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia; children, Beverly (David Clarkson) Lokensgard of South St. Paul, Connie Dziuk of Greenfield, Bob (Bev) of Clearwater, Ken of Clearwater, Mark (Pam) of Plymouth, and Lisa (Jim) Ludescher of St. Augusta; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Wills of Minneapolis.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ionilla Ley; one brother, Norman; and two great grandchildren, Charles Bixler, Jr. and Travis Monson; and son-in-law, Perry Dziuk.






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Published in St. Cloud Times on Aug. 23, 2018.
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August 27, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and in the days ahead. I will always remember the twinkle in his eye when he smiled. Many fond memories of the Ferdie and Christine visits. I trust they are rejoicing once again! May God bless you and your family.
Donna Daniels
August 27, 2018
Please accept my condolences during your time of great sadness. May you cherish fond memories to cope with the pain from day to day. Take note of the comforting words at 1Thessalonians 4:14, the beautiful hope of seeing your love one again.
August 25, 2018
My sincerest condolences for your family and friends. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. Our thoughts ans prayers are with you at this difficult time. 1 Thess. 4: 13, 14
Michelle
Neighbor
August 25, 2018
As you go through this period of loosing a loved one may you reflect on the many sweet memories shared with your loved one and rely on our loving Heavenly Father for strength and comfort in the days ahead. My condolences to the family.
Psalm 9:9,10
August 24, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tom & Dee Beadle
August 22, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May the fond memories of your loved one sustain your family at this time. May you also receive comfort from what is stated at 1 Peter 5:6,7.
Linda Mc
August 22, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May the fond memories of your loved one sustain your family at this time. May you also receive comfort from what is stated at 1 Peter 5:6,7.
Linda Mc
August 22, 2018
Zach Bailey
August 22, 2018
As the days and weeks passes may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.My condolences to the family. (Matthew5:4)
August 22, 2018
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this time of your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this difficult time. Isaiah 61:1, 2
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