Melvin Luhta, 88, of Embarrass

Melvin Matthew Luhta, 88, peacefully passed away on Oct. 20 at Babbitt Carefree Living.
He is survived by his brother Wilbert (Joan) Luhta , niece June (Wesley) Boyle, grandniece Tammy ( Mark) Phillips, and grandnephew John (Sara) Boyle.
He was proceeded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Helija (Harju) Luhta, sister Lempi Anderson, and brother Carlo who served in Korea and posthumisly awarded the purple heart.
Melvin was born and raised in Waasa township working on his father’s farm, worked in the woods and in the mines, served his country in the army, being wounded in Korea.. He was awarded the National Defense Service medal, United Nations service medal, Combat Infantryman1s Badge (SO 285 224th INF 20 Nov 52), Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars.
A Celebration of Life will be held Oct. 30 at 1 pm at the Hideaway in Babbitt. Internment will be at the Waasa Cemetry after the service. Family arrangements have been entrusted Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.