Melvin R. Sondergaard, age 89, of Stewart, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 5, 2019, 11:00 A.M., at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Minnesota with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
A visitation will be held Monday, August 5, 2019, from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M., two hours prior to the service, at the church.
Melvin Raymond Sondergaard was born on March 25, 1930, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Peder and Jensine (Jensen) Sondergaard. Melvin was baptized as an infant in September, 1931 and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on March 29, 1942 at Main Street Lutheran Church, now Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. He attended school at the Country School District #36 in Collins Township, McLeod County, through the 8th grade.
On September 17, 1955, Melvin was united in marriage to Luella Redmann at Main Street Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with two children, Diane and Ronald. Melvin and Luella resided in Collins Township, McLeod County their entire lifetime. They shared 63 years of marriage.
Melvin farmed in Collins Township, north of Stewart for years until he retired in 1994. Melvin, Luella and Ron operated a hog operation on their property for many years.
For the years that Melvin, Luella and Ron farmed, thanks to be given to God the Father Almighty through Jesus Christ our Lord with all the praise, honor and glory for His wisdom and strength for a successful farming operation.
Melvin was a lifetime member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
Melvin enjoyed going to the feeder pig market and then having breakfast with Ron afterwards. He also enjoyed the dice game 6-5-4 at various cafes and playing pinochle. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Melvin passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 89 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Melvin is survived by his:
Wife, Luella Sondergaard of Stewart, MN
Children, Diane Robinson and her husband, Sheldon, of Hutchinson, MN
Ronald Sondergaard and his wife, Michele, of Hutchinson, MN
Grandson, Cody Sondergaard of Hutchinson, MN
Sister-in-law, Mae Sondergaard of Glencoe, MN
Many other relatives and friends.
Melvin is preceded in death by his Parents, Peder and Jensine Sondergaard; Brothers, Henry Sondergaard, Arthur Sondergaard, and Infant Brother Henry, and Sisters, Marie Otto and Bertha Kruse.