Melvin H. Zummach, age 89, husband of Adeline, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Cedar Mills, Minnesota, with interment in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Cedar Mills.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 18, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Military Honors conducted by Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Melvin Harvey Zummach was born on October 15, 1932, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He was the son of Harvey and Lydia (Schulte) Zummach. Melvin was baptized as an infant on November 6, 1932 by Reverend A.C. Krueger, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on May 19, 1946 by Reverend A.C. Krueger, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cedar Mills Township, Minnesota. He received his education at District 55 and St John’s Lutheran school and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1950.
Melvin worked on the family farm after graduation until entering active military service in the United States Army on April 14, 1954 at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He served in Toul, France with the 40th Engineering Company as a pipeline installer specialist. He received an Honorable Discharge on March 29, 1956 from Fort Sheridan, IL, having achieved the rank of Private First Class.
On October 28, 1956, Melvin was united in marriage to Adeline Louise Luthens at St. John’s Lutheran Church. This marriage was blessed with two children, Valerie and Donna. Melvin and Adeline resided on the family farm and later moved to Hutchinson. They shared 65 years of marriage.
Melvin was employed as a General Foreman at 3M in Hutchinson, retiring in 1989 after 33 years. Following his retirement from 3M, Melvin was employed part-time at Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson for 20 years. He also enjoyed his time at the MN State Fair, where he was recognized for 50 years of service with the Admissions Department. He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Melvin was also a member of the Cedar Mills Lions Club, Hutchinson VFW Post #906 and was a life member of the Hutchinson American Legion Post #96.
Melvin enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, traveling, Hutch Tiger & MN Viking football, and following his grandsons’ baseball teams. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Melvin passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson, MN at the age of 89 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Melvin is survived by his:
Wife, Adeline Zummach of Hutchinson, MN;
Daughters, Valerie Murphy and her husband, Russel of Hutchinson, MN;
Donna Medhaug and her husband, Michael of Waconia, MN;
Grandchildren, Beth (Murphy) King and her husband Tim of Howard Lake, MN; Bridget (Murphy) Lehn and her husband Nathaniel of White Bear Lake, MN; Derek and Dawson Martin of Waconia, MN;
Great-grandchildren, Hunter King, Kaitlyn King, Zoey Lehn, Raya Lehn;
Brother, Roger Zummach and his wife, Phyllis of Hutchinson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Melvin is preceded in death by his Parents, Harvey and Lydia Zummach; Sister, Donna Diane Zummach in infancy.
Deb Bach says
My sympathy Adeline, Val, Donna, Roger and families. May Melvin rest in peace.
Bill and Char Lidberg says
Melvin was my fireman at 3-m, very nice man. Sorry for your loss.
Fred Barlau says
Melvin was one of those people who you meet and get to know who you think will be around forever. Mel always treated me well. I will miss my friend from long ago. My condolences to the family. Mel was a good man!
Dale Walz says
Our condolences to Adeline and family. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with my cousin Melvin and have fond memories of holiday gatherings of our relatives. He was a Christian man who always treated everyone with his friendly smile and made you feel special. It is comforting to know he is now at home with our Savior.
Dale and Kathy Walz
Donna (Ondracek) Engelen says
My sympathies to all of you.
Dwight and Shari Neubarth says
Melvin, was a very kind person to work for at 3M. And best wish for his family. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Cheryl Buboltz says
Adeline and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
Valerie J. Thomas says
Val I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad. I remember him always as being a kind man with always a smile on his face. He lives on in all the good memories you made together throughout his life. Keeping you & your entire family in my prayers at this difficult time.
Sue Senne says
Knowing Mel from 3M, he was a kind, friendly person who enjoyed engaging with people. Always took the time and interest to have a conversation. My sympathies to the family. Blessed be his memory!
Sandra Housman says
It was thanks to Mel that Larry finally got hired at 3M. I applied and was hired a month later. Mel was my supervisor for several years and great to work for. Larry and I also retired after 33+ years. I am sure Mel will be remembered kindly by many people.
Pat Walter (Schlueter) says
Sympathy to the Zummach family, he was a great neighbor and friend to the Schlueter family and always asked how the Schlueter girls were doing when we saw him. Bless be his memory.
Gene and Grace Chrast says
Dear Family, please accept our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Karen & Larry Hoffmann says
Adeline, Val, Donna, spouses and family, Sending our sympathy and remembering all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Cherish the wonderful memories of a good man. May God Bless all of you and his memory.
Karen and Larry Hoffmann
Barbara Peterson says
Adeline, and family,
Sincere sympathies to you and family in the passing of Mel. May your memories comfort you at this time! Prayers.
Paula Johnson says
My deepest condolences Adeline, Val, Donna, and family. Melvin’s big heart and friendliness touched many lives. His memory will live on.
Cindy karg says
So very sorry for your loss!!! Mel was such an awesome man!! Kind hearted to all!! My deepest sympathy to all!
Troy Kurth says
I give you my deepest condolences on this time of loss. May God bless you during this diffucult time. he was a very good guy.
Judy Sladek says
Our sypathy to Mel’s family. Will remember him as always upbeat and smiling. We’re sure God has him in His care.
Bridget Gran- Ide says
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. You were blessed to have him for so long. Sending prayers of comfort and peace to you and your family.
Cindy R Dahlke says
Adeline and Family: I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Melvin. May God and the angels wrap you in their arms and grant you peace.
Larry & Cindy Sassen says
Cindy and I are saddened at the news of Melvins passing. We happily remember from visits at the farm and the State Fair. He was always happy to see us and help in any ways. Our thoughts and prays with the entire family.