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408 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 0866
Farwell, MI 48622
Phone: 989-588-4541
Fax: 989-588-6084
Donald Melius

Donald Alvin Melius Sr.

Friday, September 25th, 1931 - Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
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Donald Alvin Melius, Sr.- age 89 of Farwell, passed away at his home, surrounded by family, in the early morning hours of June 29, 2021. Donald was born on September 25, 1931, in Lansing, MI to parents Albert Alvin and Lucille Vera (Tilson) Melius. Following High School graduation, Donald enlisted and very proudly served with the United States Air Force from 1952 until 1956. He took his training as an aircraft mechanic and maintenance technician. He earned a National Defense Service Medal as well as a Good Conduct Medal. Donald was married on December 14th1985 to Mary Ann Bacon at the Methodist Church in Dewitt, MI. He served as supervisor of an asphalt crew for the City of Lansing. Donald and Mary were parents of four children, and now enjoy 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Donald was a volunteer fire fighter in Dewitt Township; a member of the Lansing Motorcycle Club, the Capital Area Sportsman Club, and had many hobbies which included woodworking, leatherwork, square dancing, line dancing, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, building and riding motorcycles, was State Champion in trap shooting, and loved golfing, especially with sons Don and Carl. Donald is survived by his beloved wife Mary, sons; Donald Alvin Melius, Jr. and wife Mary of Dimondale, Timothy Melius and wife Joyce of Lansing, Carl Pawluk and wife Jackie of St. Johns, daughter Virginia Crump of Lansing, grandchildren; Daniel, Elizabeth, Whitney, Taylor, DJ, Macy, great-grandchildren; Auguststorm, Jazper, and River, brother Rodney Melius and wife Connie of Farwell, and sister-in-law, Ivy Melius of Shreveport LA. He was preceded in death by his brother Jerry Albert Melius, sister Judy Irene Melius and his parents. Services are scheduled for Thursday, July 22nd at 1PM at the Trinity Baptist Church in Farwell. Pastor Hal Cole will officiate. Please consider memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Assoc. Michigan Chapter, 801 Joe Mann Blvd., Ste P #9, Midland, Michigan 48642. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Campbell Stocking Funeral Home, 408 W. Main Street, Farwell, MI. Please share your memories and condolences with Donald's family online at www.CampbellStocking.com.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Trinity Baptist Church
    Address
    600 W. Main St.
    FARWELL, MI 48622
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Trinity Baptist Church
    Address
    600 W. Main
    Farwell 48622
    Officiant
    Pastor Hal Cole
  • Interment

    Location
    Surrey Township Cemetery
    Address
    Farwell, MI 48622

Affiliations

  • Air Force
  • Air Force Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal

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Donations are being accepted for: Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter.

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Sue McBride

Posted at 05:41pm
My thoughts are with you, Mary and the family. And have been through these trying times. Lots of fond memories of the fun times we had in T or C!!!! Miss that old guy. Hugs, love and prayers! .....Sue
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Cheyenne Hughes

Posted at 10:55pm
I took these pictures of my dad and Uncle Don one day knowing that my dad didnt have many, if any, pictures with him. We happened to be at the hospital at the same time. They both sat and talked for a good hour about life and family. I knew my dad would appreciate these some day.
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Cheyenne Hughes

Posted at 10:51pm
Just some photos I remember taking of my dad and Uncle Don. I was getting blood work done this day and Mary and Don both happened to be there at the same time. Dad and Uncle Don sat and chatted for a good hour. Talking about my grandpa Jerry and lots of old memories. I took these pictures knowing that my dad didnt have many, if any, pictures with Uncle Don and that he would appreciate them to look back on some day.
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