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Dolores C. Melton

August 19, 1925 October 9, 2015
Dolores C. Melton
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Obituary for Dolores C. Melton

DOLORES CLEONE MELTON was born on August 19, 1925 to Ralph and Nellie (Olivier) VanderSchaaf in Hull, Iowa, where she was raised. In 1943, she began her service in the United States Army Nurse Cadet Corp and served her country during World War II until its end. On September 2, 1949 Dolores was united in marriage to Robert L. Melton, Jr., at the American Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Sioux City, Iowa. They moved to Grand Haven, Michigan in 1952 and then later to Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In 1968, Dolores and Robert moved to Beaver Creek, Minnesota. During her life, Dolores loved working as a nurse for 40 years. She also served as the Rock and Nobles county health nurse for 20 years of those years. Robert preceded her in death on March 14, 2000. Dolores continued to reside in their home until 2003, when she moved to Holland, Michigan, to be closer to family. On Friday, October 9, 2015 she passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years, one month and 21 days at the Resthaven Care Center in Holland.

Dolores was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek. She loved her nursing career and the opportunity to help all people. She particular enjoyed holding the babies. She also enjoyed playing cards, shopping, needlework, knitting, crocheting and embroidering. She loved Christmas and especially angels.

Dolores will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Ranelle Melton of Holland; brother, Ron VanderSchaaf of Holland; two grandchildren, Katie Melton (Allen Mehr) of Oahu, Hawaii, and Neal Melton of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; daughter-in-law, Connie Melton of Sioux Falls; and many nieces, nephews and other family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, Robert L. Melton, III; parents, Ralph and Nellie; and a sister, Carolyn Crawford.

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Visitation

Friday

16

Oct

10:00 AM 10/16/2015 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/16/2015 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church - Beaver Creek

201 3rd St.
Beaver Creek, MN 56116

First Presbyterian Church - Beaver Creek
201 3rd St. Beaver Creek 56116 MN
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

16

Oct

11:00 AM 10/16/2015 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church - Beaver Creek

201 3rd St.
Beaver Creek, MN 56116

First Presbyterian Church - Beaver Creek
201 3rd St. Beaver Creek 56116 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Beaver Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

Beaver Creek, MN, US

Beaver Creek, MN, US
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