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Charlotte K. Mellom

Charlotte K. Mellom

Jan. 22, 1928 - Oct. 23, 2008

WILLMAR -- Charlotte Kathryn Mellom, 80, of Willmar, died Thursday at her home.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are by Peterson Brothers Funeral Home of Willmar.

She was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Minneapolis to Ignus and Gina (Sylling) Blegen. She grew up in Minneapolis, graduated from Washburn High School, Minneapolis Business College and then enrolled at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

She married Sherwood "Bud" Mellom on Sept. 3, 1948, in Minneapolis. They lived in Willmar where she was employed by Burlington Northern Railroad as an accounting clerk for 30 years, retiring in 1988.

She sang in the Vinje Church choir for 25 years and was active with Vinje's Esther circle. She was a past president of Lincoln School PTA, member of the Little Crow ladies golf league, Cosmopolitan study club, was a United Way board member, active with the DFL Party, a member of several bridge card clubs and volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by her husband; one son: Sherwood Mellom Jr. (and Kristel Hart) of Willmar; three daughters: Kathryn (and John) Williams of Hudson, Wis., Cynthia (and Stacy) Porter of Willmar and Kristen (and Terry) Tone of New London; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother: Edward (and Marilyn) Blegen of Bloomington.

She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.