Paul Merlin Melcheck

Birth: July 17th, 1941
Death: July 29th, 2017
Age: 76 years
Residence:Lake Esau
Previous Residence(s):Reese

Paul Merlin Melcheck age 76 Lake Esau, Presque Isle, went to be with his Creator and Saviour, Jesus Christ peacefully from home on July 29, 2017.
He was born July 17, 1941 in Oscoda to Michael and Esther (Buehl) Melcheck.
Paul graduated from Reese, Michigan High School and Alma College. He managed Melcheck Foodland (formerly Reese IGA), Holiday Retirement Corp., Pines Senior Apartments in Alpena, and the New Presque Isle Lighthouse.
His civic and personal leadership skills were demonstrated by being president of the Reese Chamber of Commerce, Lutheran Walther League Michigan District and Alma College Delta Sigma Phi. He made family a priority and loved all his children and grandchildren who lovingly called him papa.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; 3 children, Philip of Flint and his 3 sons, Nathan, Caleb and Jordan;
Laura (Brent) Sturtevant of Vanderbilt and their 6 children, Seth, Shelby, Jacob, Sadie, Levi and Silas; and
Rachel (Michael) Riedel of Virginia and their 3 children, Addison, Piper and Quinn Marie (who lives in Heaven).
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David.
Memorial visitation from 10 – 11 a.m. at Huron Shores Fellowship Church, 3558 M-32 West, Alpena, on Friday, August 11th with memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jack Williams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be greatly appreciated to Answers in Genesis Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Petersburg, Kentucky 41080 or Huron Shores Fellowship Church.
Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home.
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