REDWOOD?FALLS - Melvin "Abie" Kretsch, 93, of Redwood Falls and formerly of Wabasso, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Redwood Area Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 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 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, with a prayer service at 6 p.m., at Nelson-Martin Funeral Home in Redwood Falls. Visitation will continue on Friday at the church for one hour prior to services.
Melvin C. Kretsch was born March 4, 1920 on the family farm, which located between Wabasso and Lamberton, to Albert B. and Mary Catherine (Schmidt) Kretsch,
He is survived by his children, Mary Sue of Redwood Falls, Michael of Seattle, Washington, and Patricia of Payette, Idaho.