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Willard Meland
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BELLEVILLE – Willard Meland, 95, of Belleville, died July 14th at Heartsong Assisted Living in Belleville. He was born December 20, 1923 to Lawrence & Anna (Mitmoen) Meland of rural Belleville. He was one of 14 children.  He graduated from New Glarus High School.  On June 16th, 1946 he married Valaria Christen of Belleville She survives. Also surviving are a son David of Sheboygan and a daughter Ann (Alton) Davis of Pekin, IL, 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great- great grandchildren, and a sister Shirley Disch of New Glarus.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 12 siblings, and a son.  He was a lifelong member of Primrose Lutheran Church and he farmed in the Belleville area his entire life.  A memorial service will be held at Primrose East Cemetery at 10:00 am on Friday July 19th.  Memorial contributions may be made to Primrose Lutheran Church. The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is assisting the family.  Online memorial with guestbook available at