Melba A. Meffert


Melba A. Meffert, age 79 of Arlington, died Friday, June 8, 2018 at Oak Terrace Health Care
Center in Gaylord. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at Peace
Lutheran Church in Arlington. Rev. Kurt Lehmkuhl will officiate. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00
p.m. Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington and will continue one hour prior to service
time Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in
Melba was born on November 5, 1938 to Melvin and Anna (Strand) Tellijohn in Le Sueur, Mn.
She was a 1956 graduate of Le Sueur High School. She married Gerald “Sarge” Meffert on May
16, 1959 in Le Sueur. She owned and operated Sarge’s Food Store in Arlington with her
Melba was a very caring and loving person, she was always helping people. She would host
holidays at her home, and never wanted anyone to ever be alone for the holidays. She enjoyed

She is survived by her children, Dave Meffert of Arlington and Amy Jambeck of Waconia;
daughters-in-law, Lisa (Brian) Mehlhop of Arlington, and Iris (Gary) Williams of Le Sueur;
grandchildren, Katyana (Peter) Miller, Robert Meffert, Cassandra Meffert, Mathew Meffert,
Michaela Meffert, Garrett Jambeck and Gavin Jambeck; great-grandchildren, Lilyana, Dylan,
Paul, and Charlotte; brothers, Neil Tellijohn of Owatonna, and William “Bill” (Dar) Tellijohn of
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald “Sarge”; sons, Paul and John.