Melvin Wayne Pritchard passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on July 5, 2021, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Patricia Pritchard and his sisters Lavina Ypma and Betty Julien. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Cynthia (Brian) Stickler, Teresa (Robert) Cole, Karleen Rens, Tina (Chris) Williams, by his siblings, Charles Pritchard, Doris Dortch and Ronald (Sally) Pritchard, 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Melvin is also survived by his 1st wife and companion, Shirley Pritchard and his best friend, Kenneth Kent.
Melvin was an avid golfer. He enjoyed playing music and loved listening to Elvis. He retired from Keeler Brass after 40 + years.
Services for Melvin will be Friday, July 9 at 12:00 noon at Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 4291 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, with visitation prior, from 10:00 am until 12:00.
Those wishing to give a memorial contribution In Melvins name could consider Elara Hospice, 900 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49202.
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