NEW ULM - Melvin E. Wilfahrt, 80, of New Ulm, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery, New Ulm. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, North Chapel, in New Ulm. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for his family go to: www.mvfh.org.
Melvin is survived by his wife, LeRone Wilfahrt of New Ulm; children, Barry (Roxanne) Wilfahrt of Watertown, S.D., David Wilfahrt of San Francisco, Calif., Lynn (Kent) Unke of Fairmont, Steven (Melonie) Wilfahrt of Jackson, Susan (Michael) Nardini of St. Michael; grandchildren, Ryan, Clay (Amber), Drew, and Wynne Wilfahrt, Reid (Crystal) Unke, Sarah (Michael) Quinzio, Beth (Brent) Byers, Alec Snyder, Sammuel Wilfahrt, Isabella and Gabriella Nardini; great-grandchildren, Sylvia and Maria Wilfahrt, Lauryn Unke, Ruby and Fletcher Byers; brother, Leo (Ruth) Wilfahrt of New Ulm; sisters-in-law, Barbara Wilfahrt of New Ulm, DeMaris Hauger of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews.