Fred L. Melching, 94, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, June 18, 2021, at the Heritage of Huntington.
Mr. Melching was a graduate of Union High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was stationed in Cairo, Egypt. He also served in the U. S. Air Force. He retired from the Huntington Police Department in 1975 after serving on the force for 20 years. He then was a school bus driver for 14 years. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 2689 for 64 years, where he served in the honor guard with 16 others. He also was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
He was born on March 30, 1927, in Huntington, to John H., Sr., and Cozy Kinsey Melching.
He married Edith Dalrymple on Oct. 28, 1949. She preceded him in death on May 26, 1997.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis R. Melching, of Fort Wayne, and Steven A. Melching, of Huntington.
He was preceded in death by one son, David L. Melching.
Burial will take place at Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington. McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 Jefferson St, Huntington, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.