Kermit and Lillian Melby
Husband's Full Name: Kermit Trigby Melby
Husband's Place of Birth: Manfred, ND
Husband's Father's Name: Martin Knute Melby
Husband's Mother's Name: Alma Haugen Melby
Husband's Siblings' Names: Myrtle Sailer, Ellanora, Donald,
Wife's Full Name: Lillian Elton Melby Wolf
Wife's Place of Birth: New Rockford, ND
Wife's Father's Name: Magnus Elton
Wife's Mother's Name: Anna O. Elton
Wife's Siblings' Names: Lester, Kenneth
Children's Names: Curtis, Virgil, Garlet Schmaltz, Jeanne Fry, Laurie Lloyd
Kermit and Lillian Melby holding Bergit Melby, daughter of Gene and Betty Melby
Obituary - Kermit
Kermit T. Melby, 76, Manfred, died Friday, September 4, 1992 in the Harvey Hospital. A family service was held at the Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden, with burial in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
He was born February 7, 1916 to Martin and Alma Melby on their farm north of Manfred where he was raised and received his early education. He attended high school at the Benson County Agricultural School in Maddock.
As a young man he farmed with his father north of Manfred and also farmed for a time south of Manfred. He entered the Army December 27, 1941, and served during World War II in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters. After his discharge September 17, 1945, he returned to Manfred where he was employed as a Wells County maintainer operator for a time.
In 1947, he began working as a substitute mail carrier for Manfred. He re-enlisted in the Army in 1948 and served during the Korean War. In 1953, he returned to Manfred and became full-time rural mail carrier. He retired in September 1984. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1868 of Harvey and the Harvey Eagles Club.
He was once married to Lillian Elton. Survivors: sons, Curtis, Fessenden, Virgil, Fargo, daughters, Garlet Schmaltz, Jeanne Frey, both of Harvey and Laurie Lloyd, Fessenden; six grandchildren; brother, Donald, Detroit Lakes, Minn; sisters, Myrtle Sailer, Beulah and Ellanora Houtkooper, Fargo.
Source: Free Press - September 14, 1992
Lillian was born on January 24, 1930 at New Rockford, ND. She was the daughter of Edwin and Thelma Nokelby of New Rockford, ND. She was later adopted by Magnus and Anna Elton. She grew up and attended school at Manfred. She married Kermit Melby in 1947.
She married Victor Wolfe in 1974. They were business owners in the Harvey area. Victor died on July 13, 1994. Lillian died September 13, 1998. Both are buried at the Veteran’s Cemetery near Mandan.
She is survived by 3 daughters and 3 sons-in law. Garlet and Daniel Schmaltz, Harvey, Jeanne and Steven Frey, Minot, Laurie and Scott Lloyd, Fessenden; 2 sons and daughter in law, Curtis Melby, Heaton, Virgil and Sandy Melby, Fargo;
6 grandchildren, Adam Melby, Rustin and Tamra Schmaltz, Kyle and Shaunna Lea Lloyd and DeAnna Frey