In memory of
John Owen Melcher
John Owen Melcher 1946 - 2017 MADISON, Wisc. - John Owen Melcher, 70, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. He was born on Oct. 23, 1946, in Milwaukee, the son of John William and Beatrice (Hagensick) Melcher. John was a retired accountant. He graduated from Madison West High School and received his accounting degree from Milton College. He enjoyed doing genealogy, listening to music, watching movies, playing miniature golf, baseball statistics, playing cards and doing jigsaw puzzles. He was a fine bowler and bowled in Madison leagues for many years. John is survived by his four brothers Peter (Marilou), Dan (Dianne), Tom (Inga Oelschlager) and Jim (Nancy Finnegan) of Augusta, and sister Mary Smith. He is also survived by many cousins; uncles Ralph Sabinash and Alvin Patterson; nieces, nephews; and other loving family and friends. John was preceded in death by his father and mother; maternal grandparents Byron Luke and Laura Marian (Rowe) Hagensick and paternal grandparents, John Henry and Clara Gladys (Dring) Melcher. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 401 S. Owen Drive, Madison, WI 53711, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon. Interment will follow the mass and will be followed by lunch at the church. Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com . Arrangements by Cress Funeral and Cremation Service, 3610 Speedway Road. Madison . 608-238-3434 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in John's name to: Catholic Multicultural Center 401 S. Owen Drive Madison, WI 53711
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