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Vernon Harlan Melby, 87

Badger- Vernon Melby died on Friday, March 3, 2023 in the Karlstad Senior Living Center at the age of 87 years, 7 months, & 15 days.

Vernon Harlan Melby, the son of Enock & Tilda (Dokken) Melby, was born at home on July 16, 1935 in rural Badger. He was the 2nd of 6 brothers. Vernon was baptized, confirmed, and a lifelong member of Oiland Free Lutheran Church. He attended the Haug School and the Greenbush High School before staying at home to work on the farm and help out other farmers in the area.

In 1958, at the age of 23, Vernon was drafted into the US Army and completed basic training in Fo...


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