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Leo Richard Mellecker was born November 28, 1934 in Riverside, Iowa, the son of Cletus and Rita (Rummelhart) Mellecker. He graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Riverside and served his country in the United States Army. On June 28, 1958 he was united in marriage to Lois Jordan in Muscatine, Iowa. Leo worked for farmers and on the family farm, and also in construction for many years at Frantz Construction, Mel Green Construction and Pat Moore Construction. After retirement he mowed the grass at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Duck's Unlimited, Hills Town and Country, and an honorary member of the Hill's Fire Department. Leo enjoyed hunting, fishing, fast and slowpitch softball, attending turkey and duck banquets, woodworking, and camping. A highlight of the year was the family campout at Lake Miami on Father's Day weekend, where Leo would fry fish for everyone.
Survivors include his wife, Lois of Hills, three children: Karen (Scott) Butterbaugh of Riverside, Iowa, Terri (Dave) Doehrmann of Marengo, Iowa, Keith (Brenda) Mellecker of Columbus Jct., Iowa, five grandchildren: Joseph, Alison and Melissa (Kollin) Orris, Paul Doehrmann and Joscelin Doehrmann, four siblings: Robert (Kathy) Mellecker and Catherine (Marv) Simon both of Riverside, Iowa, Lois Zeman and Marcia Mellecker both of Hills, Iowa, and his yellow lab, Decoy.
Preceding Leo in death were his parents and one sister, Rosie Cress.
Marcia and the whole family,You have my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Blumenstein Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM
I'm sorry for your loss I know its not easy I know he will be missed by many
Mike Larson Nov 13 2015 12:00 AM
Our love and prayers go out to you all for your family.His work with woodworking will always be with us...Barn, toy box, and his shelves.Thank you for being part of our lives.
Jody and Anita McKillip and kids Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry for the loss of your love one. Know that the family is in my prayers and thoughts.
Susie Seemuth Miller Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
Marcia and family - I'm sorry for your loss.May you find comfort in your memories.Sending prayers your way. Michelle
Michelle Miles Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
We send our sincere sympathies, prayers and love to all of Leo's family that your treasured memories will bring comfort.He now rests in peace in our Lord's loving arms.
Barbara Mellecker Kemery and Dave Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time.
Bill and Cindy Smith Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
Karen and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficuult time. Hopefully it helps knowing that he is no longer suffering or in pain. Just know that I am thinking of you and always here if you need someone to talk to. Val
Valorie Hollan Nov 12 2015 12:00 AM
So many good memories of visiting the Iowa family. You all always make us feel so welcome. You and your family, Lois, are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to Marsha, Katie and Bob and all your families too ...... Sandy Mellecker Harris - San Diego CA
Sandra Mellecker Harris Nov 11 2015 12:00 AM
GARDEN PATH was sent by Bill ,Bob and Dennis Mellecker.Lois, you are in our Prayers. We will miss Leo however we will see him again in Heaven. Bill, Bob and Dennis Mellecker
Robert Mellecker Nov 11 2015 12:00 AM