Melvin H. Osborn, 89, died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Viborg. Funeral services will be 1:30pm Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hurley with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00pm Tuesday at the Hofmeister-Jones Funeral Chapel, Hurley with a Prayer Service at 7:30pm Tuesday evening.
Melvin H. Osborn was born on February 19, 1923 at Lowry City, Missouri to Ben and Nellie (Hicks) Osborn. As a young child he moved with his family to South Dakota and graduated from Viborg High School in 1944. He served in the US Navy during WW II. On November 27, 1952 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Fischer at Menno, SD. He farmed his entire life. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Chancellor American Legion.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife Dorothy; 3 children, Darrell (Candice), Centerville, David (Anita Wek), Salem, and Carolyn (Jim) Raup, Austin, TX; 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; a brother Bernard (Vina), Hogansville, GA; and a sister, Mary Wolff, Lemmon. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Harold.