Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Melvin "Buck" Looman died Friday, April 8, 2011, at his Kimball Home. He was 84.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Dassel Evangelical Covenant Church, 301 Lake Street, with Pastor Lloyd Melvie officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.
Melvin Joseph "Buck" Looman was born May 7, 1926, on the farm in rural Watkins to John and Mary (Arens) Looman. Buck grew up in the Kimball area helping his family on the farm. He was self-employed as a milk truck driver. He was united in marriage to Carole Dawn Norgren Jan. 7, 1950, in Kimball. Buck first began working as a mechanic and eventually in maintenance for AMPI in Paynesville before retiring at the age of 62. He then drove truck for J-Craft for 18 years before retiring again at the age of 80.
Buck was a long-time member of Lake Union Covenant Church. He was a past member of the Kimball Fire Department and the Kimball and Paynesville Saddle Clubs. Buck loved bowling, hunting, fishing, horses, and splitting firewood. His greatest enjoyment was the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren, and the time he spent hunting with them near Remer.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Deidra Looman, siblings Marcella and Norbert Looman, and brother-in-law Gilbert Grossinger.
He is survived by his wife Carole; children Bruce (and Nandra) Looman of Paynesville, Connie Olmscheid of Hutchinson, and Brad (and Kerri) Looman of Kimball; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters Gladys Grossinger of Watkins and Donna (and Doug) Conradt of Rose Creek, Minn.; sister-in-law Luella Looman of Watkins; and many other family and friends.