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2010-11-04 / Obituaries

Irma Melcher

July 2, 1914 - October 27, 2010

Irma Melcher was born July 2, 1914 in Fedor, Texas to Carl and Bertha (Exner) Kaiser. She was one of 11 children.

Irma has lived all of her life in Fedor where she was a farmer and homemaker. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor.

On January 17, 1932, she and August Melcher were married in Fedor. To this union four children were born.

Irma passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in the Manor Oaks Nursing Home in Rockdale, reaching the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her husband, August, four sisters, Hedwig Schneider, Alma Biehle, Emily Herklotz, Amanda Drosche, four brothers, Ludwig, Martin, Edgar, Paul Kaiser.

Surviving; Son, Reuben Melcher and wife Ernie of Rockdale. 3 daughters, Helen Iselt and husband Leonard of Austin, Martha Craig and husband James of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Joanna Swanson and husband Abe of Round Rock. Brother, Walter Kaiser of Lexington. Sister, Betty Peck of Missouri. Eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fedor. Burial in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Fedor. Rev. Leif Hasskarl officiating.

Visitation was 5PM to 8PM Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the funeral home in Rockdale.

Pallbearers; Lester Melcher, Michael Iselt, Eric Iselt, Kris Ingram, Kevin Ingram, Stephen Reed.

Memorials by be made to; Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 247, Lexington, Texas 78947 or to VistaCare Hospice, 2626B South 37th, St., Temple, Texas 76504.

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