Edith M. Melhouse

March 12, 1920 - January 19, 2022

Obituary for Edith M. Melhouse

Edith M. Melhouse, 101, passed away on January 19, 2022, in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. She was born on March 12, 1920, in Max, North Dakota to Charles O. and Anna (Thedin) Bostrom. She was the youngest of eight children.

Edie attended Max schools and graduated from Renville (MN) High School in 1938. She received a Standard Teaching Degree from Minot State Teachers College in Minot, North Dakota. She taught elementary school children in Max following her graduation. Edie married LaClair Melhouse on December 10, 1942, while he was on leave during World War ll.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck, P.E.O., Tuesday Topics Study Club and Military Wives.

Edie shared a great deal of grace, positivity, gratitude and love during these last two challenging years when her family was not able to see her in person for several months. We are thankful for the exceptional care given by St. Therese of Oxbow Lake and by North Memorial Hospice.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Peggy Melhouse of Westminster, Colorado; her daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Goeffrey Law of Champlin, Minnesota; five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Edie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Major General LaClair Melhouse; brothers, Roy and Luverne; sisters, Helen, Berniece, Linnea, Evelyn, and Geneva.

A service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck on Saturday, July 16th at 2:00 P.M. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery or North Memorial Hospice, Robbinsdale, Minnesota.

Memorial Service

Saturday, July 16th

First Presbyterian Church of Bismarck
214 E Thayer Avenue
Bismarck, ND

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