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Melvin F. Harre

Mr. Melvin F. Harre of Nashville, IL, departed this life at 2 AM on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. He had attained the age of 89 years, 8 months and 6 days.
Melvin was born on June 18, 1928 in Hahlen, near Nashville, the son of Theodore and Ella (nee Winters) Harre. He was baptized and confirmed at the Hahlen Lutheran Church in Hahlen, IL. Melvin was united in marriage to Dorothy Kleiboeker on Septemeber 7, 1957 at Ferrin Lutheran Church, Ferrin, IL and she survives his passing.
Melvin served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed farmer. Melvin enjoyed farming, spending time with his family and grandkids and attending their sporting events.
Melvin served many years on the finance board, served as an elder and usher at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville where he was also involved with the Fellowship Club. Melvin was a member of the American Legion and the Washington County Farm Bureau.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Harre, a son, Steve Harre and his wife Shelly, a daughter, Rhonda Mueller and husband Gary all of Nashville, IL; five grandchildren, Staci Twardowski and husband Jeff, Shannon Provart and husband Josh, Kyle Mueller and special friend Kelsey McClay, Shaye Harre and special friend Ben Wiegmann and Dylan Mueller and special friend Kendra Wilken all of Nashville; two great grandchildren, Ramzey Provart and baby Provart that is due in September; a brother, Arnold Harre and wife Lorraine of Nashville; sister, Mildred Cramer of Nashville; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Kleiboeker of Centralia; brother-in-law, Duane Kleiboeker and wife Becky of Centralia, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Reverend Stanley Harre; a sister, Selma Harre and two brothers-in-law, Harvey Cramer and Howard Kleiboeker.
Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, IL on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11 AM with Rev. Aaron Kotila and Rev. James Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 110.
Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Monday from 4 PM until 8 PM and on Tuesday from 7:30 AM until 9 AM and then at the church from 10 AM until the service hour.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Hour, or a charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
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