Melbert E. Sodergren, age 82 of Buffalo, MN passed away on November 8, 2012 at Parkview Nursing Center in Buffalo, MN.
Melbert was born on March 3, 1930 in Sauk Rapids, MN to Ernest & Esther (Peterson) Sodergren.
He attended school in Sauk Rapids, MN.
Melbert served with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict for four years. Following his service to his Country, he married Shirley Bartels on August 20, 1955 in Mobridge, South Dakota. They lived & raised their family in Minnetonka, MN for thirty six years.
Melbert retired from the US government Department of Defense after thirty two years. Melbert & Shirley retired to Buffalo in 1998.
Survived by his wife, Shirley of Buffalo, MN; sons, David Sodergren of St. Paul, MN, Alice Sodergren, Kirk (Katherine) Sodergren of South Haven, MN; daughter, Kirsten (Steve) Conklin of Zimmerman, MN; eleven grandchildren and a great grandson; a sister, Kathlyn Rudin of Minneapolis, MN; many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services for Melbert Sodergren were held on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at The Covenant Church in Buffalo, MN.
A visitation was held one hour prior to service at the church on Monday, November 12th, 2012.
Interment was held on Tuesday, November 13th at 10:00 A.M. at The Benton County Cemetery in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.
Casket Bearers were Charles Bartels, Paul Rudin, Jim Deis, Doug Olson and Dane Witzel.
Memorials preferred to Buffalo Covenant Church or Timber Bay.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com