Norman E. Melchi, 81, of Hamburg, MI, formerly of Cridersville and Lima, Ohio died 9:23 a.m., Saturday Oct. 17, 2009 at his residence. He was born Dec. 23, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio to Russell M. and Sadie Marie Cromer Melchi. He married Vernona L. Rousculp July 5, 1947 in his parent’s living room and she survives in Hamburg.
Survivors include 2 sons: Leonard Russell (Andrea) Melchi of Milan, MI and Gary Lee (Conny) Melchi of Whitmore Lake, MI, a brother David M. (Joyce) Melchi of Tucson, AZ, 5 grandchildren: Curtis, Ryan, Stephanie, Monica and Rachel.
He was preceded in death by a daughter: Pamela Marie Doxey and a sister: Bonita Spurlin.
Mr. Melchi retired from Ford Motor Company in 1987 having worked in Lima and Dearborn, MI. He was a member of Shalom Lutheran Church, Pinckney, MI.
The funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Friday Oct. 23 at Bayliff & Son Cridersville with Pastor Jon Spyker officiating burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Wed. 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Shalom Lutheran Church, Pinckney, MI.