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Melvin Sterling Schaaf died in the presence of his loving wife of 60 years, Virginia May Schaaf (nee Feller), in their home in Winnemucca, Nevada.

He was born in Durango, Colorado, and after growing up in the Four Corners area and attending Durango High School, he served in the U S Navy and married his sweetheart. Afterward he worked a variety of jobs such as hunting outfitter, logger, brick mason, carpenter, civil engineering service and mosquito control manager. He also served as secretary for the local Republican party, as well as reserve sheriff's deputy and on the local mounted patrol.

His life's passion and calling was for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. At 26 he was saved by God's grace which completely turned his life around. He became a pastor and never passed up an opportunity to share Christ's love with anyone he met, up to the day he met Jesus in glory.

Preceded in death by his parents and three grand children. Survived by his wife; his sister Edithe (Edie) Pene; his children: Carl, Pamela, David, Connie, Timothy, Melody, Melvin, Robert and Alvin; 35 grand children and 18 great grand children (thus far).

Memorial service at Frontier Baptist Church, Durango, Colorado, October 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

Virginia requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be designated to the building fund for Grace Baptist Church, P O Box 937, Winnemucca, NV 89446.
Published in The Durango Herald on Sept. 21, 2018
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