Pembina County Extension Agent dies
Randy Melaas of the NDSU Extension Service in Pembina County passed away on Thursday, August 31st. Melaas was 59.
Randall P. Melaas age 59 of Cavalier, ND died on Thursday, August 31, 2006, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 4, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Maddock, ND on Tuesday, September 5th at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements with Jensen-Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Randall Paul Melaas was born March 9, 1947, at Maddock, ND to Burton and Edith (Westad) Melaas. Randy was a steward of the land with a love of agriculture, conservation, hunting, and fishing. He was a member of the North Dakota Extension Agents Association, Pembina County Historical Society, North Dakota Jaycees, Farm Bureau, Farmers Union, FFA, Crop Improvement Association and rural water board. He also served on church council, was a 4-H leader for 14 years, and was a certified crop advisor. On June 12, 1971, he married Kathleen Faye O’Keeffe at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Leroy, ND. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; children, Daniel (Melissa) Melaas, Fessenden, ND; Michael (Sheila) Melaas, Minot, ND; and Christina (Michael) Hargiss, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Zachary, Cadence, and McKenna; father, Burton Melaas, Maddock Memorial Home. Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents, mother, and brothers, David and Bruce in infancy. Clergy: Rev. Doug Heskin