The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

July 24, 2013

Michael Melcher

ANKENY — David Michael Melcher, 71, of Ankeny, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer July 22, 2013, at his home in Ankeny, surrounded by his family.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oskaloosa; with Reverend Jeff Belger officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Oskaloosa.

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bates Funeral Chapel with the family present from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. A time of remembrance will be held at 7:30 Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice in honor of Mike Melcher.

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