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Richard Melhus


November 12, 2020

Richard Melhus

Richard Melhus

Richard (Dick) Andrew Melhus, retired Rosalia area farmer, passed away at his home on Oct. 25, 2020, with his sister, Marian Nelson, his son, Chris and his wife, Kelli and his two grandsons, Ethan and Jacob by his side.

He was born on Oct. 28,1944, to Andrew & Dolly Melhus. Dick graduated from Rosalia High School & then attended WSU, earning his Bachelors degree in Business Administration. After graduating, he enlisted in the US Army, serving as an armorer, and attaining the rank of Sergeant. He returned home to Rosalia and worked in the Ag Chemical Business as well as taking over...

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