Ira O. Melcher

Argus Observer (Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon)
Monday January 12, 1976

Ira O. Melcher

Fruitland - Services for Ira O. Melcher, 84, Fruitland, who died Saturday at a Payette nursing home will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Payette Shaeffer-Jensen Chapel by the Rev. Earl Traughber. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Payette.

He was born August 10, 1891 in Sulpher Springs, Iowa. He moved with his family in 1894 to Nebraska. In 1902 he moved to Idaho. He attended schools at Fruitland. He married Katherine Klyde Kaessner, April 8, 1914 in Weiser. He farmed in the Fruitland area until retiring in 1960.

Surviving are three sons, Gerald R. and William I. both of Fruitland, and Lewis R., England; two daughters, Rachael L. Hanson, Fruitland and Mildred V. Schlarbaum, Leon, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.