Edgar J. McMellen | 1930 - 2013 | Obituary

Edgar J. McMellen
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Edgar J. McMellen

May 28, 1930 - September 02, 2013

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Edgar J. McMellen age 83 of Hastings went home to be with the Lord on September 2, 2013.

Ed was born on May 28, 1930 in Oakfield Township in Kent County, the son of Edgar and Myra (Jones) McMellen. He attended Hastings High School, graduating in 1948.

Ed honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of the American Legion, the Moose, VFW and the TPA. Ed worked for the Bliss, was a truck driver for the Farm Crest Bakery of Grand Rapids and retired as a truck driver for Nickle’s Bakery of Kalamazoo. Rose and Ed owned and operated Francks Rug Cleaners in Grand Rapids. They also managed Miller’s Ice Cream in Grand Rapids and Hastings for many years.

Ed attended Welcome Corners United Methodist Church of Hastings and The Church of God of Hastings. He enjoyed wintering in Florida, six months out of the year, traveling and reading his Bible.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Myra McMellen, brother, Leslie McMellen, nephew, Keith McMellen, brother-in-laws, Don and Bob Haywood.

Ed is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Rosezetta McMellen, son, James (Kim) McMellen, daughter, Julie McMellen of Colorado, special grand-daughters, Sara Juneau and two special great-granddaughters, Journey and Justice Berkenpas, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Rita Walters, brother-in-law, Eugene (Joyce) Haywood, and many special close friends.

Memorial Contributions:
American Legion Post #45

Welcome Corners United Methodist Church
3185 N. M-43 Hwy
Hastings, MI  49058

Visitation and Funeral Service
Saturday, September 7, 2013 
Girrbach Funeral Home
Visitation hours:  10:00 am until 12:00 pm
Funeral Service:  12:00 pm

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