Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 30, at Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, with Father Nicholas Landsberger officiating. Burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls. Military Rites were conducted by the Little Falls American Legion Post 46 and the VFW Post 1112.
Melvin was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Richmond, to John Klosowski and Sophie Wagner. He spent his childhood on a farm near Bowlus. In 1940, his family moved to the west side of Little Falls where his father worked at the Hennepin Paper Mill. After the tenth grade he worked in the potato fields of North Dakota and at the 3M Plant in St. Paul. In 1951, he was drafted into the United States Army and sent to Korea where he fought on Heartbreak Ridge. He was awarded the Bronze Star. He returned home and married Jacqueline Schwartz from St. Cloud. They first met at the Sand’s Cafe. He attended Northwestern Electronics School and subsequently opened Northwestern Radio and TV in Little Falls in 1957. He operated the business until his retirement in 1993. He loved his wife, water-skiing, fishing, hunting, the National Football League and his son, Ken.
Melvin is survived by his sons, Tom (Mary) Klosowski and Ken Klosowski; grandson, Joseph, named after Melvin’s grandfather; brothers, Arnold, Dennis, Robert, Larry, Michael and Dick Klosowski; sister, Rosemary. Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline; parents, John and Sophie; brothers, George, Pee Wee and James; sisters, Diane, Judy and Debbie; and many close friends.
“Why don’t you love me like you used to do, I’m the same old trouble that you have always been though…”
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