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Dan Mellum, 72, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home. Pastor Don Malinsky will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Glenville. Military rites will be performed by the Albert Lea VFW and American Legion.
Dan Edward Mellum was born August 6, 1949, to Walter and Lorraine (Greengo) Mellum in Albert Lea. He grew up in the Albert Lea and Glenville area and graduated from Albert Lea High School. After graduation, Dan attended Austin Vocational School for two years before joining the United States Navy. Dan proudly served his country from 1968 to 1971.
Dan was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 47 in South Dakota. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Dan enjoyed dancing and rock and roll music. He loved a cold Budweiser or a Mountain Dew.
Dan is survived by his children Bryan (Natalie), Jennifer (Mike), Shay (Becca); grandchildren Cody, Megan, Griffen, Jacob, Kiley; brother, Brad (Penny) Mellum; niece and nephew, Katie and Jason and their families and many other extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Edward Mellum and Lorraine J. (Greengo) Mellum; brother, Mark.
Danny, know that you were always an inspiration , a joy to know and a friend I treasured. I have so many memories of times we shared, the old bus "camper", you helping me cut firewood, moving that massive pyramid stone from a field to my flagpole, visiting you at the VA in Minneapolis after your horrible accident.
seeing you at Good Sam always with that beaming smile.
I've been gone so long but you've always been in my thoughts and I know your smile, like the cheerful yellow candle, brightened so many people's lives. You're free to ride the wind now........
My sympathies to Brad, Penny, your children and extended family.
Kathy Pence Dec 18 2021 10:52 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Dan Mellum
Kathy Pence Dec 18 2021 10:26 PM
I was a neighborhood friend of Dan. We rode bike and went to the park with all of our neighborhood friends. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Cheryl (Dorman) Utpadel Dec 16 2021 12:33 PM
My fondest memories were playing K's corner or checkers and many walks outside of GoodSams. You loved your Elvis music and snacks such as popcorn and Mountain Dew- that must be where I get it from 🥰 I know your at peace and enjoying Grandma, Leo & Mark. And I hope you gave grandma the biggest hug from me!!! Xoxo
Katie Dec 14 2021 9:41 PM
I met Dan many years ago at the Good Samaritan Center. He was such a wonderful man. He had the BIGGEST smile and hug for me every single time I seen him. I will forever think of Dan as my friend. Rest in peace my friend.
Theresa Harriman Dec 13 2021 9:33 PM
I love you daddy.
Jennifer Wingler Dec 13 2021 2:19 PM
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Jennifer Wingler Dec 13 2021 2:17 PM