Melvin I. BronstadSeptember 29, 1927 ~ May 29, 2017 (age 89)
Melvin Bronstad, age 89, of Spring Valley, MN died on Monday, May 29, 2017 at Ostrander Care and Rehab in Ostrander, MN.
Funeral services for Melvin Bronstad will be held 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 5, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander, MN. Burial will take place at the Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville, MN. Visitation will be held 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander.
Melvin I. Bronstad was born September 29, 1927 on a farm near Chetek, Wisconsin, son of Ingval and Julie Bronstad. Melvin was baptized in 2005 at Ostrander. He went to school until the 8th grade. Melvin went into the United States Army from 1942-1944. On July 21, 1950 Melvin married Lucille Hanson at the First Baptist Church in Albert Lea, MN. He farmed most of his life. In 1978 Melvin quit milking, and began to do something he loved which was music. He started his own Polka Band Mel’s Polka Stars. During this time he continued cash crop farming for a number of years. Melvin enjoyed dancing, playing old time music, fishing, traveling, telling jokes, and making casino trips.
He is survived by his brothers: Loren Bronstad of Waseca, MN, Andy (Donna) Bronstad of Chippewa Falls, WI, brother-in-law Donald Hanson, several nephews, nieces, cousins, extended family members, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lucille, his siblings Margaret Hoover, Carl Bronstad, Raymond (Artie) Bronstad, mother and father-in-law Mary and Chris Hanson.
Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com