Melvin Baarson

ODIN – Services for Melvin Baarson, 89, of Odin will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Odin. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Odin, with full military honors by the Donald V. Larson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9607 of Butterfield.

Baarson died Thursday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2013, at Pleasantview Good Samaritan Society in St. James. Visitation will be 4-6:30 p.m. today at Kramer Family Funeral Home in Trimont and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.

Melvin Baarson was born Aug. 12, 1924, to Oscar and Jane (Anderson) Baarson in Watonwan County, Minn. He entered the U.S. Army on March 29, 1945, and served until his honorable discharge on Oct. 4, 1946.

Survivors include: stepson, Milton Nelson of Ft. Gibson, Okla.; step-daughters, Linda and Amy; one step-grandson of Ft. Gibson, Okla.; three step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Pearl Steinveg of Blue Island, Ill., and Myrtle Gerdes of Manson, Iowa; brother, Olgar Baarson of Odin.