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Melvin A. Schanus, 74

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Melvin A. Schanus, age 74, of Hastings, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn.

Melvin was born August 14, 1934, in Hampton, Minn., to Peter and Lucille (Blessner) Schanus. He married Marilyn Eshelmann July 19, 1958, in New Prague and had worked in the construction industry prior to his retirement.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn; son, Martin; and several brothers and sisters. Melvin is survived by his daughter, Michelle; sons, Michael, Mark (Jamie), Mitchell (Theresa), and Monte; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his brother, Marvin, and sisters, Mickey and Lorraine.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.

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