Melvin Borseth 1926 - 2006 Cresco, Iowa
Services for Melvin Borseth, 80, Cresco, will be at 2 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church in Cresco. Private inurnment will be later at New Oregon Cemetery.Mr. Borseth died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.He was born June 25, 1926, in Cresco, the son of Emil and Annie Benson Borseth. He attended school in rural Howard and Winneshiek and lived most of his life in Howard County.Mr. Borseth served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He worked for a short time at Rath in Waterloo. He worked for many years in Cresco for Emil Christians in the auto business. He later worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation until he retired.He was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion and served on the board of New Oregon Cemetery.He married Gladice Peter on Oct. 7, 1952, in Cresco. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Kathy Tate, Lawrence, Kan.; a brother, Emmett, Cresco; and a sister, Irene Slifka, Cresco.The family suggests memorials to the Howard Cancer Assn., New Oregon Cemetery Assn., the church or an organization of the donor's choice. They may be sent in care of Lindstrom Funeral Home, P.O. Box 408, Cresco, IA 52136.