Melby, Eric John (1979-1993)

Eric John Melby, the son of John and Linda (Ellefson) Melby, was born February 13, 1979, at Roseau, and was baptized in the Lutheran Faith at Wannaska.

He attended the Middle River School and currently was in the eighth grade. Eric played football, and was a member of the Gator Wrestling Team. He was also a member of the Waterway 4-H Club and the Gatzke-Thief Lake Youth Group. He enjoyed both hunting and fishing, and was an avid ourdoorsman.

Eric passed away unexpectedly at Middle River on Monday morning, February 8, 1993 at the age of 13 years, ll months and 25 days.

Eric is survived by his parents: two sisters: Jodie and Sherie, both at home; his paternal grandmother: Rosann Melby of Middle River; maternal grandparents: Melvin and Lillian Ellefson, Strathcona; in addition to many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather. William Melby.

[Interred Our Saviors Lutheran cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky