Ernest E. Melchert
Ernest E. Melchert, 74, died Tuesday (Nov. 20, 2001) at his home in McCook.
He was born Sept. 27, 1927, at Stratton to Oscar F. and Esther (Bauerle) Melchert. He grew up at Stratton where he received his elementary education. He farmed for a short time in Kansas before going to work for Romanoff Packing Company. He spent all of his life in and around the McCook area, and on Sept. 13, 1983, received his general high school diploma. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Willard McFadden; and one sister, Eunice Bauer.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Melchert and wife, Jan of Thornton, Colo., and John Melchert of Sunny Side, N.Y.; one daughter, Jolene Stocker and husband, Richard of Grand Island; one brother, Burdette Melchert of Tryon; and two grandchildren.
Services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the Herrmann Funeral Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Rod Church officiating. Interment will be at the Trenton Cemetery in Trenton.
Memorials may be given in his name, and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home Wednesday evening, and Friday morning before the service.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.