Obituary of Dutch Mehlberg |

Obituary of Dutch Mehlberg

Dutch Mehlberg

Dutch Mehlberg, formerly of Huron, South Dakota, passed away on Aug, 17, 2015 in Grass Valley, California. He was 87.

He was born Dec. 3, 1927 to Dena and Fern Mehlberg in Raymond, South Dakota. He lived on a farm outside of Raymond, where he attended school.

Dutch married Shirley Hansen on Oct. 25, 1949 in Raymond. They then moved to Huron, where they raised two daughters.

Dutch worked for Northwestern Public Service Company for 25 years. He then owned and operated Dutch’s Distributing, selling beer for several years, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a volunteer firefighter.

In 1980, they moved to Penn Valley, California, where he sold real estate and was a broker.

Dutch is survived by his loving daughters, Roxanne (Richard) Carlson of Grass Valley, California, and Linda (Bob) Brenner of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four grandchildren, Joey (Melissa) McCrill of Grass Valley, Justin (Lauren) Brenner, Corey Brenner, both of Colorado Springs, and Michaela Madeiros of Valley Springs, California; three great-grandchildren, Haedyn McCrill, Caden Brenner and Abbey Brenner; sister Myrna Bertrand of Fairbanks, Alaska; and sister-in-law Sharon Michalski of Willow Lake, South Dakota.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley in 2005 and two sisters.

Dutch was the ultimate people person who loved people and they loved him. He was one of a kind.

He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. He touched so many people’s lives with his humor and magnetic personality.

Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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