Melquist, Virgil 97

Virgil E. Melquist was born September 23, 1922 to Walter and Alice (Beckman) Melquist of Cokato, MN. He grew up in a loving home on the farm North of Cokato. He was baptized and confirmed at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Cokato where he has been a life long member having served on many committees throughout the years.
On May 14, 1947 he was united in marriage to Lucille Ruge at her church in Maple Lake, MN. To this union 2 children; Duane and Daryl were born.
After finishing the eighth grade he went to work on the farm. On the farm he helped with dairy, crop farming and worked at the saw mill cutting wood which was used to build many buildings in the area. Virgil and Lucy enjoyed going to church and attending bible study. Virgil also enjoyed working on several church projects over the years and helped build the church stand. His other interests include playing cards, softball games and dancing. He particularly liked polka. Virgil was especially proud of his family and enjoyed spending quality time with them.
Virgil passed away in Buffalo, MN on January 8, 2020. He had reached the age of 97 years. Survivors include: sons Duane (Mary) of Cokato and Daryl (Linda) of Eden Prairie. Grandchildren: Damon (Tresha) Melquist of Cokato, Stephanie (Dan) Robertson of Cokato, Michelle (Phil) Uecker of Cokato, Amber Lacina of Shakopee, Kalie (TJ) Daniel of Las Vegas, NV. Great grandchildren: Kenzie, Kylie and Kasey Melquist, Olivia, Gabrielle and Raquel Robertson, Adalyn and Sawyer Lacina, Stella Daniel and Bryer Uecker.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cokato with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at church. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato. www.swansonpeterson.com 320-286-2534