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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

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MELVIN R. SCHAUPP

AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA

Melvin “Mel” Schaupp, of Mora, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Welia Health in Mora.  He was 84 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.

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MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

MEMORIALS are preferred, in lieu of flowers, to the family to be later designated to Mel’s favorite causes.

Melvin Roy Schaupp died on January 5, 2022 at Welia Hospital in Mora, MN. He was 84 years old.

Melvin was born on March 14, 1937 in Hart, Minnesota to Roy and Clara (Fegre) Schaupp. He graduated from Park Rapids High School and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserves from 1954 to 1963. He had a one year extension with the Army because of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

On May 21, 1966, Mel was united in marriage to Peggy Cartier in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mel went on to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the U of M while working full time at General Mills Chemicals.

The family moved to Mora, MN in 1973 where he set up his law practice and also opened The Weapon Shop. Mel volunteered for many organizations through the years; soup stops and road crossings for the Vasaloppet, building Kids Kingdom and shelter with the Lion Club, serving as a member of the Conservation Club, and on the board of the Greater Minnesota Credit Union. He taught gun safety every spring and fall for over 30 years. He was a proud member of the National Rifle Association. He was a patriot and an environmentalist.

Mel’s interests were vast. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gunsmithing, trap shooting, reloading, fly tying, walking in the woods, reading, snowmobiling, garage saling, cooking, baking, watching movies, and many more things. His favorite place was the deer shack. He was a loyal member of the hunting crew for 65 years.

Mel was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Martha, infant brother David, and brother Allen.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy; children, Bruce (Lina) Schaupp, Bryan (Cheryl) Schaupp, Cheryl (Mike) Juris, Nicole (Steve) Sheldon, and Noelle (Brian) Niskanen; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

20 thoughts on “MELVIN R. SCHAUPP”

  1. Sorry to hear of the passing of Mel. I always enjoyed working with him over the years. I always enjoyed visiting with him when he would come into the Courthouse. Church Dinners will miss him as he never seem to miss a one. My thoughts and prayers are with you Peg and your family

  2. Peggy and family: Joe and I are very sorry for your loss. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Peggy, Bruce, Bryan, Cheryl, Nicole, and Noelle. I am so sorry for all of you. Mel was a wonderful husband and father and also friend to many of us. I would give anything to come up to Mora on Sunday but at our age, we just don’t go that far anymore. I will be thinking of you all that day. One of the things that stick out in our minds about Mel is he had a love for animals and that is a sign of a great person. We would tell friends down here about the cat that he and Peggy took such good care of. That was just amazing. Love you guys and hope that somehow, someday we can see some of you someplace. Love, Mikie and Merlin

  4. I have fond memories of Mel when he worked at the General Mills Chemicals Labs on East Hennepin back in the 60s. Through another secretary friend there, I spent many lunch times play cards with Mel, Joe Otto and other colleagues. I learned a lot about 500 and about life from them!! I will miss his emails and sharing of his ideas. God’s blessings to Peggy and the rest of the family. Thanks for the memories, Mel!

  5. Peggy and Family – Alan and I extend our deepest sympathy in your loss of Mel. You’re in my prayers that God will give you strength and comfort in your time of need.

    Linda & Alan Andersen

  6. I worked for C. Elmer Nelson in 1979. The insurance office was in the same building as Mel. I found Mel to be a very interesting man. I enjoyed his entire office staff. Mel’s death is a loss not only to his family and friends but to the entire Mora community.

  7. Peggy and family – I just heard and it is such sad news. Mel was like a second father to me. We had many good talks about life at his store downtown. He always gave me wise consul. He will be in my prayers as well as the whole family. God Bless

  8. Peggy and family,
    We are sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. Our friendship extended back to 8th grade, and his impact on my life was significant. We were together when he shot his first deer; He and Mitch Kyllonen talked me into joining an eight year enlistment in his Army Reserve unit during high school and we were later together in a unit at Fort Snelling. We lived across the hall from each other for a year at Centennial Hall during college years at the U of M. I will miss his stories at our hunting camp, when he and Dick Madsen would visit over the years.
    We are unable to attend the services on Sunday, but our fond memories of Mel and sympathy for you and your family will be present.
    Ren (and Ida Mae) Holland

  9. I was so sorry to learn of Melvin’s death. We were close friends during high school in Park Rapids, Mn. I went out deer hunting with him one time during that period, but when I got one in my sights I couldn’t pull the trigger. But Mel went on to become an avid hunter. I was also his roommate during our freshman year at the University f Minnesota. I always enjoyed seeing him and Peggy at class reunions and class breakfasts when I was home in the summer. May God be Peggy’s constant companion on the road of sorrow. One of their daughters was a friend of my nephews wife, Erin.

  10. SO SORRY
    TO HEAR OF MEL’S PASSING…HE & DICK MADSEN NEVER MISSED OUR D.U. OR NRA BANQUETS! HE ALWAYS HAD A TWINKLE IN HIS EYE AND WE COULD TALK GUNS! KNOBS DEER HUNTING CAMP WILL MISS HIM DEARLY! MEL WAS MY OLDER BROTHER’S HIGH SCHOOL BUDDY! WE ENJOYED THE STORY SWAPPING WHEN HE, DICK & BRUCE WOULD STOP BY OUR CAMP FOR A
    “VISIT”…A MAN IS JUDGED BY THE IMPACT HE HAS HAD AND THE NUMBER OF FRIENDS HE MADE! MEL LEFT HIS MARK! REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND!

  11. He is gone, but will never be forgotten! I knew Mel from the 60s when he was dating Peg and I was her roommate. He always had a smile for everybody and a kind word. He will be missed!

  12. To the Schaupp family, I am sorry to hear about Mel. I wish I could be there in person for the memorial, but will be unable to attend. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

    Jeff Ardner

  13. Dear Peggy and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. We are sending hugs and prayers for God to hold you close and comfort you. Gary and Kerry Gauffin

  14. Mel was a kind, soft spoken and family oriented kind of guy. He took after his dad (Uncle Roy). I’m so glad I got to see him at the family reunion this past year.
    I know the hunting crew will have a big void in their hearts as Mel was there every season his health allowed him to be.
    RIP Mel.💕

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