Sunday, August 2, 2015



AGE: 92

ADDRESS: Resident of Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:55 A.M. Sunday, August 02, 2015 at Deerview Meadows in Medford surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Medford

OFFICIATING: Pastor James Krueger

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II

VISITATION: 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford and also 12:00 P.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 8, 1923 in Medford

EDUCATION: Melvin attended Medford Area Schools and was a 1941 graduate of Medford Area High School

MARRIAGE: September 17, 1949 in Medford to Arvella L. Kraschnewski and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After high school, Melvin joined the U.S. Army and served during World War II from 1941 until 1945 in the Pacific Theater on the Island of Tinian as a bomb loader. After his service, he worked for the Bottle Gas Company in Medford for a period of time. Melvin then worked for his father-in-law at Walter Kraschnewski Construction in Medford for a period of time while also working at Milly’s Bowling Alley. He then worked at Hurd’s Windows and Siding in Medford for 2 years before he became a well-known mink rancher. Melvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing baseball, woodworking and watching his grandchildren play sports.

MEMBER OF: Medford Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post#5729, Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church & the Medford Mink Association

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Arvella L. Mildbrand of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Michael (Cindy) Mildbrand of Soldotna, AK, Scott (Gail) Mildbrand & Amy (Dennis) Blasel both of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Edward & Walter Mildbrand

DECEASED FATHER: Ernest Mildbrand

DECEASED MOTHER: Rosaline C. (Heinle)Mildbrand

PALLBEARERS: Honorary Urnbearers: Grandsons-Jonny Mildbrand, Nicholas & Benjamin Blasel Active: Grandson-Thomas Mildbrand
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