Melvin “Mickey” L. Dunford

On January 26, 2009

 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.

6 Guestbook Entries for “Melvin “Mickey” L. Dunford”

  • Betty and Family,

    Sorry to hear about the lose of your loved one. MY thoughts and prayers are with you on this time of your lose.

    Jon Sidles

  • Steve and family, we were sorry to hear of the death of your brother, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Kathy

  • My condolences to the family. Had the pleasure of knowing Mickey while he lived down here in Cajun Country. Have nothing but good memories of time spent with him. Will be truly missed. RIP Mickey

  • Mickey was my brother-in-law but more importantly, he was a friend. I am blessed to have known him for more than 20 years. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May you be at peace Mickey and we will all be united again one day!

  • I new Mickey sense about 1977 or so when he lived in Plaza Village subd ,lafayette ,then lived on wilderness trail in a trailor by the boyou.Then some old house in the country,then appartments most of the time he was with Rox .Mickey could fix or do anything he even worked at Scout Fence.He had the largest album collection around & new who played on what & when.He could catch fish with little bait,& would love to talk about catching wallhi in Minn,or say how cold it was there ,He was for 25yrs my son,s Uncle Mickey & Dillen & Derrick are still my nephews .
    We will miss Uncle Mickey
    Doug Nicko

  • Betty and Jim. Sorry to here about your son Betty. Our prayers are with you at this time. May the blessings of God be with you. We are sorry we can not come this afternoon but our drive way is blowing closed today.Mom also sends her prayers to you. Norman and Judy

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