Melvin Sueverkruepp

Melvin C. Sueverkruepp, age 85 of Princeton, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the Elim Care and Rehab Center in Princeton.

Melvin Carl Sueverkruepp was born August 22, 1927, the son of Fredrick and Marie (Wulf) Sueverkruepp, in Altamont, S.D.  He went to school in Gary, S.D. and then joined the US Army after school.  He served in WWII, stationed in Korea.

Following his service in the Army, he met Phyllis Hartness.  They were married August 22, 1955 in Canby.  In 1957 Melvin started working

in the automotive parts industry.  In the winter of 1964 Melvin and Phyllis moved to Princeton and to manage Cotten’s Automotive Parts Store and then

later started the Princeton National Bushing store.  In 1979 he sold the business and retired.

He drove school bus during his retirement enjoying his interaction with kids.  He loved to buy and trade cars. He was an avid Twins fan. Melvin also enjoyed snowmobiling.  He had a special love for his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Melvin is survived by his wife Phyllis; sons Roger (LaVonne), James (Stormy) and Bryan; daughter Tammy (Douglas) Cook; 12 grandchildren and

six great-grandchildren; and many loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Princeton.