Greg Melton Obituary

Greg  Melton
Greg Melton
Greg Melton

March 19, 1951 - June 13, 2007
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Greg Melton, 56, passed away at his home on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, after a courageous 2-year battle with colon cancer. Greg was born March 19, 1951 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, to Gerald (Jake) and Violet Melton. He attended St. Augustin School through 8th grade and graduated Dowling Catholic High School in 1969. Greg's past employment included Safeway, Western Village, Floor Pro Install and he finished his work career doing what he loved the most, working with Iowa Outdoor Products Landscaping as a foreman.

Greg was pleased to be an active member of St. Augustin Catholic Church. He was an altar server, and achieved the distinction of Eagle Scout while in school. In 2005, Greg was honored with the St. Augustin's Alumnus of the Year award.

Greg took pride in being a good neighbor, friend, brother, son, husband, grandfather, and, most of all, father. He never knew a stranger, to know him was to love him. He spent 12 years playing softball with the "Seagulls" and the "Recliner" teams, played coed volleyball for 10 years, coached his daughter's Raccoon Valley softball team and the St. Augustin School track team. Greg also participated in the Waterbury neighborhood tree assessment.

Most of all Greg will be missed by so many for the special wit, warmth, and outstanding humor he shared with all those who knew him. He brought light to wherever he stood.

He is fondly remembered by his wife, Lise Bartels Melton; daughters, MacKinzie Melton, and Jessica (Kim) Siems; grandchildren, Kolton and Josie Siems; mother, Violet Melton; sisters, Diane Melton, Debbie Jordan, and Dawn (Scott) Vance; brother, Mark Melton; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Melton.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 18 at Iles Funeral Home-Dunn's Chapel, with a vigil service beginning at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 19 at St. Augustin Catholic Church, 545 42nd St., with burial following at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the MacKenzie Melton Education Fund c/o U S Bank, 3529 Ingersoll Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312 or Hospice of Central Iowa, 401 Railroad Place, West Des Moines, IA 50265

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ DUNN'S CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, June 18, 2007
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Service
St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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Hospice of Central Iowa
401 Railroad Place
West Des Moines, IA