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Melva J. Roed, 95, of Park Rapids, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.

Melva Juliet Johnson was born Dec. 14, 1917 the daughter of John and Grace (Amoth) Johnson in Woodside Township in Polk County.

She was united in marriage to Carus Roed June 25, 1939 at the Rodnes Church in Polk County.

They were long-time residents of Grand Forks, N.D. She and Carus moved to Park Rapids in 2000.

She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids.

She is survived by her two sons, Delton (Caroline) Roed of New Hope and Keith (Kathy) Roed of Queen Creek, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Christine and Mathew Roed, Steve Kissner, Jason and Bradley Rose, Michelle Whalen, Nettie and Keaton Roed, 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Eloise Carey; sister-in-law, Helen Johnson and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Grace Johnson; husband, Carus Roed; daughters, Sharon Kissner and Darlene Rose; brother, Cyrus Johnson; and sister, Evelyn Sundsrud.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Riverside United Methodist Church in Park Rapids. Pastor Lee Kantonen will officiate.

Visitation: one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Resurrection Cemetery in East Grand Forks.

Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids is in charge of arrangements. Friends may leave online condolences at