Melvin Gerald "Mel" Alferness
December 10, 1955 - November 16, 2017
Our Wonderful Friend, Melvin "Mel" Alferness
On November 16, 2017 in Sacramento, CA, Melvin entered into eternal rest with his beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, after a short illness. Born in Princeton, MN, Melvin was the much loved and awaited son of Gerald and Myrtle Alferness; enjoying a rural small town childhood of fishing, hunting, swimming, riding his bicycle in the country, and Trinity Lutheran Church potlucks. Melvin had a wonderful booming laugh that made friends and total strangers smile, and a crazy sense of humor that took everyone for a wild ride. When challenged on a particular dubious tale, he would arch his eyebrows and calmly drawl “Well, maybe I exaggerated a little. . .”, prompting more laughter. Rain or shine, . . .