Melvin McFarlane

Melvin L. McFarlane 

December 23, 1951 ~ July 28, 2019

Cedaredge, Colorado resident, Melvin L. McFarlane, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Delta County Memorial Hospital.  He was 67 years of age.

     A graveside funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Paonia.

     Melvin was born on December 23, 1951 to Gordon L. and Dorothy P. (Kraklau) McFarlane in Brainerd, Minnesota.  He spent his childhood in Brainerd then the family moved to Chandler, Arizona where he graduated from high school.  He later received his Associate’s Degree in Kansas.

     Melvin and his daughter, Ruthanna, have resided in Cedaredge for the past six years moving from Kansas.

     Melvin worked at US Steel in Somerset, Colorado then he went to Diesel Mechanic school at Delta Vo-Tech.  Later Melvin received a degree in Aviation School in Everett, Washington.  Following his schooling, Melvin worked for GE as a Jet Engine Mechanic for seventeen years.  He was a member of the Assembly of God faith.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and repairing cars.  Melvin also loved building guns and reloading shells. 

     Melvin is survived by his daughter, Ruthanna McFarlane of Cedaredge; his brother, Bernie (Brenda) McFarlane of Paonia; and two sisters:  Kathleen Rodstrom of Cedaredge and Evelyn (Roger) Randunz of Minnesota; and six nieces and nephews.

     Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Dorothy McFarlane and his brother-in-law, Don Rodstrom.

     Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.

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