Melvin D. Logemann

FAIRMONT – Funeral services for Melvin D. “Mel” Logemann, 94, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont, with interment at Highland Home Cemetery in Ledyard, Iowa.

Melvin passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 29, 2013, at the St. Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter, Minn. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. The family prefers that memorials be given to the “Melvin Logemann Student Tuition Aid Endowment Fund” for the Martin Luther High School in Northrop, Minn., or to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont.

Melvin Dietrick Logemann was born July 14, 1918, in Ledyard, Iowa, the son of Fred and Emma (Engelbarts) Logemann. He received his education in Ledyard public schools. On April 19, 1942, Melvin was united in marriage to Amanda Kading. This union was blessed with three children:?Dean, Darlene and Wayne. Melvin and Amanda shared 10 years together before Amanda passed away in 1952. On May 16, 1953, Melvin was united in marriage to Ruth Malmanger at South Blue Earth Lutheran Church. Melvin and Ruth farmed near Ledyard on the family farm until Melvin retired in 1984. The couple moved to Fairmont in 1988 and shared 45 years together before Ruth passed away on July 10, 1998. Melvin was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Before moving to Fairmont, Melvin was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Elmore, Minn., where he served on the church board. He was an avid supporter of Martin Luther High School. He gave generously to the “Melvin Logemann Student Tuition Aid Endowment Fund” for Martin Luther High School and other favorite charities. Melvin received the “Volunteer of the Year Award” from Crest Interfaith Volunteers in Fairmont. More recently, Melvin was active with the Senior Citizens Club in Fairmont, loved playing cards and enjoying his favorite pastime of working with and playing on the computer.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Dean Logemann and his wife Vicki of Colorado Springs, Colo., Darlene Horning of St. Peter, Minn., and Wayne Logemann and his wife Kathy of Gladstone, Ore.; grandchildren, of whom he was very proud, Heather MacKrell and her husband Ryan of Huntsville, Ala., Bryce Logemann and his wife Chamisa of Broomfield, Colo., Reid Horning and his wife Kim of New Ulm, Minn., Ryan Horning and his wife Kelly of Henderson, Minn., Hillary Abbott and her husband Tony of Oregon City, Ore., and Chelsea Radich and her husband Bryan of Clackamas, Ore.; and great-grandchildren, who were a source of great joy, Kyle and Lyla MacKrell, Kierra and Riley Logemann, Ethan, Collin and Nolan Horning, Brandon and Lauren Horning, Parker Abbott, and Avery and Mason Radich; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Along with his parents, Fred and Emma Logemann, Melvin was preceded in death by his first wife, Amanda Logemann; second wife, Ruth Logemann; five brothers and five sisters.