Carl L. Melching

Carl L. Melching, 85, of South Bend, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at the Center for Hospice Care, in South Bend.

Mr. Melching served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He was employed in maintenance at Bendix, Bosch and Honeywell, from which he retired after 30 years.

He was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Huntington to John H. Sr. and Cozy Kinsey Melching. He married Mary Ann Melching in 1964, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two brothers, Fred Melching, of Huntington, and John Melching, of Austin, TX.

A committal service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the mausoleum in Riverview Cemetery, 2300 Portage Ave., South Bend.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090.

Palmer Funeral Homes, South Bend, is in charge of arrangements,.

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