Melvin Kretsch

March 4, 1920-Jan. 22, 2014

REDWOOD?FALLS?- Mass of Christian Burial for Melvin “Abie” Kretsch, 93, of Redwood Falls and formerly of Wabasso, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Burial, with military honors, will follow at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery, Wabasso. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 6 p.m., all at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will continue on Friday at the church for one hour prior to services. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Falls.

He died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the Redwood Area Hospital.

He was born March 4, 1920, to Albert B. and Mary Catherine (Schmidt) Kretsch on the family farm, located between Wabasso and Lamberton.

Survivors include his children, Mary Sue of Redwood Falls, Michael of Seattle, Wash., and Patricia of Payette, Idaho; nieces and nephews.