MELVIN “MICKEY” L. DUNFORD, 53, of Jackson, Minnesota, formerly of Lafayette, Louisiana died in Belmont Township, Jackson County on Saturday, January 24, 2009. Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 29, 2009 at 2PM at the Osterberg Funeral Home with the Reverend Doctor Martin Lucin officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held on from Noon-2PM on Thursday January 29, 2009 at the Osterberg Funeral Home.
MELVIN “MICKEY” LEE DUNFORD was born on June 2, 1955 in Riverside, California. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 1973 and later attended Brown College for heating and cooling. He had attended Fullerton Community College in Fullerton, California for electronics, math and drafting. He had also attended Mankato Vocational and Technical College for basic electronics. After being together for over 15 years, he was united in marriage to Roxanne Stephenson in Lafayette, Louisiana on April 28, 2001. They made their home in Lafayette, where he worked as a maintenance supervisor for an apartment complex for over 20 years. He moved to Jackson in October and had been working as a welder for AGCO. Mickey passed away in Belmont Township, Jackson County on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the age of 53 years, 7 months and 22 days.
Mickey enjoyed campfires, fishing and playing his guitar. Music and art were a big part of his life and he loved his antiques. He was a true family man and had great love for his sons and daughter. He truly enjoyed the Mardi Gras and anything Cajun.
Mickey is survived by his sons, Dylan Dunford of Lafayette, Louisiana and Derek Dunford of Orlando, Florida, a daughter, Nicole (Hicham) Rowan of Paris, France, his mother, Betty Cromwell (James Hall) of Jackson, Minnesota; 3 brothers, Steve Beidel of St. Paul, Minnesota, Lou (Pam) Beidel of Ogilvie, Minnesota and Kevin (Becky) Cromwell of Good Thunder, Minnesota and a sister, Rachelle (Paul) Neal of Alpha, Minnesota, and many friends
Mickey was preceded in death by his grandparents, a sister, Mary Lou Beidel and a cousin, Ronnie Dunford.
Blessed be the memory of Melvin “Mickey” Lee Dunford.