Funeral service for Melvin G. Orsborn of Emmetsburg will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.
Inurnment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg, at a later date.
Visitation is today, Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.
Melvin George Orsborn, son of Kerber and Esther (Hinrichs) Orsborn, was born June 27, 1949 in Emmetsburg. He attended Emmetsburg Community Schools, graduating in 1967. Following graduation, Mel attended Iowa Lakes Community College and Iowa State University.
Mel farmed for many years near Emmetsburg. He also drove truck and was a dispatcher for Cornpatch Express in Emmetsburg.
Mel was united in marriage to Mary E. Reese in Ottumwa on June 5, 2010. They made their home in Emmetsburg. Mel and Mary enjoyed yearly winter vacations to Arizona, and many memorable motorcycle trips with family and friends. Mel felt very fortunate to have met Mary and loved sharing life with her.
Mel was a loving dad to his children, Maureen and Max. He loved spending time with them, especially doing outdoor activities and taking trips to visit family. Mel also enjoyed attending his children's athletic events and concerts during their school years. He was always very proud of his children.
Mel passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg at the age of 62. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kristi Kahl.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Emmetsburg; his children from his first marriage, Maureen Orsborn of Winona, MN and Maxwell Orsborn of Emmetsburg; a brother, Allan Orsborn and his wife, Krisanne of Ottumwa; a sister, Koyla Nommisto and her husband, Ken of Claremore, OK; niece and nephew, Katherine and William Nommisto of Claremore, OK and nephew, Fred Kahl of North Topsail Island, NC; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Memorials will be given to the Smith Wellness Center.
Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com