Elmer G. Melchi, 92, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, followed by a family greeting from 4 to 6 p.m., all at Adrian Comer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Online condolences may be offered at
[Pueblo Chieftain Sun. January 31, 2016]
Elmer Glenn Melchi, who was
born in Champaign, Illinois, passed away
January 28, 2016 in Pueblo, Colorado.
survived by his wife of 70+ years, June
Mavis (Lloyd) Melchi, and sons Garry L.
Melchi of Colorado City, Colorado, Steven A.
Melchi of Champaign, Illinois, and David B.
Melchi of Mesa, Arizona, sisters Vera
(Melchi) Rogers of Uniontown, Pennsylvania,
and Norma J. (Melchi) Ohlsson of Champaign,
Illinois, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-six
(and one on the way) great-grandchildren,
and one great-great-grandchild. Elmer is
preceded in death by his parents Mildred
(Reed) (Melchi) Worthy, Perry Melchi,
step-father Roy Worthy, son Thomas L (Tommy)
Melchi, siblings Milton Melchi, Art Melchi,
Velva (Melchi) Gunter, Leo Melchi, and Fred
Elmer was a Life member of VFW Post
5520 (past Commander), Disabled American
Veterans, Elks, and American Legion. He was
also a member of Carpenters Union in
Champaign, Illinois, VFW Post 7305 and the
Moose Lodge. He worked as a Tile Specialist
in Champaign, Illinois where he later
retired. He also worked for Champaign
Asphalt Company and as a Laborer and was a
WWII Veteran in the 82nd Airborne Division
and the 508th Parachute Regiment. He was a
part of two combat jumps, D-DAY & HOLLAND
(Operation Market Garden) and P.O.W. [in] Germany
where he was shot trying to escape.