Obituaries: Donna M. Melin


August 14, 2020

Donna M. Melin, 87,of Carlton, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. She was born May 31, 1933, in Carlton to Charles and Anna (Novak) Dahlberg.

Donna worked as a secretary for South Terrace Elementary School for 29 years. She served on the Carlton City Council for six years and also on the board of directors for the Carlton Library, the Carlton Volunteer Fire Department, and was a lifelong member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing the accordion and polka music, but her family was the most important part of her life.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford Melin; one brother, Charles Dahlberg Jr .; and a special dog, Molly Mae.

She is survived by two sons, Michael (Denise) Melin and Paul (Susan) Melin; two sisters, Charlotte Anderson and Barbara Johnson; four granddaughters, Katie, Maggie, Beth, and Anne; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held Aug. 15 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet with inurnment at Hillside Cemetery in Carlton. See the family online guestbook at

Pine Knot News Aug. 14, 2020


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