Terry M. Melland, 67 of Minong passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.
Terry was born to Emil and Iris (Zimmerman) Melland on August 15, 1951 in Eau Claire. Terry was united in marriage to Julie Schmidt on September 18, 1971. He enjoyed his career as a Plumbing and Heating salesman. Terry liked meeting new people and the challenge of getting a new customer. Terry made many new friends on the road, one of whom became a lifelong friend who he referred to as his ‘good buddy Jay.’ After retirement, he moved to “The House in the Woods” in Minong in 2007. He vacationed in the area as a child and was at home up north. Terry enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, four wheeling, hunting, and having friends and family up to visit. Terry’s most special times were the summer vacation time with the grandchildren and the Green Bay Packers! We will miss all Terry’s special stories and productions.
“You left me beautiful memories your love is still my guide, and though we cannot see you, you’re always at my side.”
Terry is survived by his wife of 47 years Julie Melland; son Shawn (Kathleen) Melland; daughter Wendy (Kevin) Wolfe; grandchildren: Laura, Roger, and Teddy Melland, MaKenna Dawson, Ashlea, Kayla, and Jacob Wolfe; great-granddaughters: Anabelle and Amberlynn Lloyd; sisters Vicki (Dean) Baures and Sherry (Larry) LaGesse; and lifelong friend John Swenson. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents Emil and Iris Melland.
A memorial service will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Vesta officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until time of service. Burial will take place at a later date at Rest Haven Cemetery. Family and friends may leave online condolences at www.smithfuneralec.com.


  1. Thoughts and prayers for his family. Sorry to hear of his passing. Fond memories of Terry from high school days.

  2. We extend our sincere condolences to Terry’s wife, children and extended family, in this time of their loss. May they find comfort in the memories they shared, with Terry, over the years.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. Terry was a great guy with an infectious personality. He will be missed ♥️

  4. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. We will include your family in our prayers. God bless you all as you go through this difficult time.

  5. Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing; prayers to the family. I remember him from high school. A good guy gone too soon from this life. RIP Terry.

  6. Condolences to Julie and the family For your loss. Hold tight to all of your memories may they bring you some peace. Prayers to you all

  7. So sorry to just hear of Terry’s passing. I had just touch base with him on the high school website. Condolences to Julie and family.

  8. Julie, we were so sorry to hear about Terry. We are praying for you and your family. We remember him as a funny kind person. Brian and Kelly Vaught

  9. Our condolences to your family on Terry’s passing and to Terry’s two beautiful sisters, Sherry and Vicki. I remember the family very well as a young boy growing up in the house next door to the Melland family. Terry was a great guy and was always kind to the kids that were younger in the neighborhood. He was quick to smile and if he had a few minutes, he would grab his football and we would play catch. I also have memories of the motorcycle Terry had at the time. I always knew when he was leaving the house going to work or school as Terry would really get the motorcycle “wound up” when he left the house! Great memories from many years ago and know that we will see Terry again in a much better place …and maybe play some catch with the football again. I look forward to it!

  10. Even though I didn’t know Terry well in high school I remember him as a sweet smiling guy. With 600+ students in our class he was kind to everyone. My deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of this wonderful man.

  11. This is a Great surprise. Where do I start, Terry was one of My fun cousins, but as years moved along We lost track of each other, as happens in many families . We need to come back together.
    Thinking of You Julie, Sherry and Vicki.
    Cousin Julie ( Zimmerman ) Rausch

  12. So sorry to read of Terry’s passing. I remember our friendship in high school. He seemed to always have a smile on. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.
    John Staszcuk,

  13. Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I first met Terry 50 + years ago. Condolences to Terry’s children and Julie, Sherry and Vicki.My prayers are with the family.

  14. Terry was a good friend and Pro sales person. A lot of Class in ALL ways. Glad to Have worked with him!!! Thom Rutherford Rutherford Well Drilling Inc. Rice Lake Wi. Peace and Blessings to family from a friend!! Thom

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