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Walter Russell Melcher Jr.

 
June 7, 1930 - October 23, 2015
 

Walter Russell Melcher, Jr., 85, of Springfield, IL died at 2:05 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 7, 1930 in Springfield to Walter Russell and Alma Kother Melcher, Sr.

Walt is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (David) Fickas of Mechanicsburg; two sons, Walter Russell (Sharon) Melcher, II of Springfield and Kevin (Barb) Melcher of Carson City, NV; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins and his canine companion, Bosco.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna Melcher in 2001; two sons, Ronald in 2011 and Richard in 2012; a brother, Elmer in 1977; a sister, Ruth Snell in 2012 and a daughter-in-law, Lana “Toy” Melcher in 2009.

Walter was a United States Army Veteran serving as a tank gunner during the Korean War. He was the co-owner of the State Street Market Grocery Store until 1978, he then worked at SIU as the Stores Manager until 2006. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Memorial Gathering: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Memorial Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Reverend Greg Busboom and Reverend Ladd Sonnenberg officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

St. John's Lutheran Church-Chester, IL

Address:

Chester, IL

Memorial gathering


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

St. John's Lutheran Church-Chester, IL

Address:

Chester, IL

Memorial Service


Memorial Information

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.


Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

St. John's Lutheran Church-Chester, IL

Address:

Chester, IL

Memorial gathering


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Time: 11:00 am

St. John's Lutheran Church-Chester, IL

Address:

Chester, IL

Memorial Service


Memorial Information

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.


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