Alva F. Melchers, 76, of Anamosa, passed away March 18, 2020, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa.
Services are pending at Kramer Funeral Home, in Monticello.
Alva was born April 1, 1943, in Anamosa, the son of Folkert and Henrika (Emken) Melchers. He graduated high school and went on to serve in the United States Army. He was a lifelong resident in Anamosa and proud of his roots. He farmed on the family farm. He enjoyed the peace of the country and being outdoors. He drove semi for ADM and Mississippi Valley Forest Products, logging many miles over the years. He cherished every moment with his family, especially, his grandson.
Survivors include his wife, Angelika, a grandson, Christian, his four siblings: Freda (Pat) Leiker, of Las Vegas, NV, Renelda Heasty, of Clarence, IA, Sonny (Janet) Melchers, of Fairfield, IA, and Gene (Charlene) Melchers, of Rosemont, CA, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Stefan, a brother, John Melchers, a sister, Margaret Clark, and a brother-in-law, Lester Heasty.
Information available and condolences accepted at www.kramerfuneral.com.
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