MELVIN ARNOLD AASEN – Melvin Arnold Aasen died on August 4, 1984 at Brooks, Alberta at the age of 73 years. He was born at Blanchard Trail County, North Dakota, U.S.A. on September 11, 1910 and came with his family when they immigrated to the Gull Lake, Saskatchewan district in 1912. He attended school near Scotsguard and in 1929 took a barbering course in Regina and barbered for over 40 years at Hazenmore, Moose Jaw and Rouleau, Saskatchewan and at Hughendon, Alberta before moving to Brooks in 1948. He operated his own barber shop here until 1970 and moved to the Bow City district where he farmed and later retired on his son’s farm residing there since. Mel was a life member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge and an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting with his family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Ole and Lise Aasen and a brother, Gilman. Surviving are his wife Ruby of Bow City; two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Dorothy) Bacon of Edmonton and Mrs. Gordon (Ethel) Hansen of Brooks; two sons Alfred and his wife Lorrian of Rainier, Kenneth and his wife Joyce of Bow City; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Luella Island of Shaunovan, Saskatchewan and Mrs. Esther Petrescu of Moose Jaw; two brothers, Bernard Aasen of Moose Jaw and Orville Aasen of Brooks. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 8 (today) at.2:00 p.m. in Smith Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kenneth Grambo officiating. Interment will follow in the Brooks Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are Sam Meier, Vern Gausman Albert Jolitz, Fred Gall, George Swenson and Bob Smith. Active pallbearers are Norman Aasen, Rod Aasen, Doug Aasen, Wayne Hansen, Jim Bacon and Mitchell Bacon.
Brooks Bulletin August 08, 1984 Roll 38 Image 1400