Melvin D. Zade

Melvin D. Zade, 87, formerly from Mankato, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville, Kan. He was born on Sept.25, 1933, in Smith Center, Kan., to William and Ethel (Plank) Zade.

He was a 1951 graduate of Mankato High School. Melvin served in the United States Army and was based in Germany. He was honorably discharged.

Melvin married Betty June Long on Aug. 13, 1956. To this union, two children were born, Dewaine and Susan.

Melvin worked for the Jewell County Highway Department, where he was a foreman on the bridge crew. He retired in 1987 after more than 30 years of s...


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