Margaret Helena (Eidbo) Melby, 87 of Detroit Lakes, MN, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Oak Crossing, Detroit Lakes, MN. Margaret was born on January 11, 1926 to the Reverend Elling and Sigrid (Hansen) Eidbo in Bowdon, North Dakota. She graduated from Jamestown High School and Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Margaret was married to Donald B. Melby in 1949. They lived in Northfield, MN; Fargo, ND; Fayette, IA, Minneapolis, MN and retired in Detroit Lakes. Margaret is survived by four children, Louise (Stephen) Craig of Melbourne, FL; Constance (Ron) Mertin of Las Vegas, NV; Rolf (Pamela) Melby of Minnetonka, MN; David Melby of Detroit Lakes, MN; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, three brothers, Paul Eidbo of Moorhead, MN; Dr. Walter (Mary)Eidbo of Des Moines, IA; Earl (Janet) Eidbo of Walker, MN; one sister, Ethel (Grdon) Eide of Everrett, WA; numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Donald, her eldest son, Mark Erling Melby.