Obituary of ROBERT MELCHING (1946 – 2021) – Ossian, IN

ROBERT “BOB” D. MELCHING, 74, Ossian, Ind., Passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Born August 18, 1946 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Robert A. and Frances (Mackey) Melching. Bob served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Southwest Assembly of God and the American Legion Post 111. As a master carpenter for over 50 years, Bob had a passion for woodworking, but his true love was bluegill fishing. He retired from Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base in 2011. Bob has never met a stranger, and his humor and kindness will never be forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Boyle) Melching; son, Chris (Nicole) Melching; daughter, Jessica (Brandon) Murphy; grandchildren, Zachary Melching and Brexton Murphy; and his brother Doug (Tressa) Melching. The funeral will be on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 W. Mill St., Ossian (IN 46777), with a visitation one hour before. Visits also from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday July 6, 2021, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences can be left online at

Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 3, 2021.

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