Melvin Harnisch, age 90, of Wall, S.D., died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Melvin William Harnisch was born March 26, 1921, on the family farm near Clayton, S.D., in Hutchinson County, the son of William John and Emma J. (Werning) Harnisch.
Melvin was baptized into the Christian faith on April 24, 1921, by Pastor F. Freeze at Clayton, and confirmed on May 27, 1934, by Pastor A.W. Kraft. He remained a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church his entire life, and served several positions for the church.