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Morlan A. Melby AMP ’44

Morlan A. Melby AMP ’44, September 1, 2005, in Pearland, Texas. Mel served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attending Reed and Yale University in premeteorology. In 1946, he was honorably discharged from service and returned to his home state, Minnesota, where he began a banking career of 40-plus years. In 1947, he married Doris Dawn Duff; they had four children. The family moved to Wisconsin in 1969, where Melby worked for Mound City Bank, moving from a position as cashier to that of bank president. He retired in 1986. Among his community associations were the United Methodist Church, the Wisconsin American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, daughter, three sons, eight grandchildren, and a brother.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2006

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