Date of Death:  September 25, 2021

Service Details

In accordance with family wishes, cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time.

Obituary Notice

Jack Duane Melchi, 81, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021 at his home.

He was born December 10, 1939 in White Pigeon, the son of Dale and Emily Mae (Waldren) Melchi, and graduated from Sturgis High School with the Class of 1958.

He served in the U.S. Navy from January 28, 1958 to January 26, 1962, and retired from GTE after more than 30 years of service.

On October 30, 1998, he married Fay (Hagenbuch) Cutler.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his wife, Fay; children, Pam (Cecil) Miller and Doug (Shelly) Melchi; step-children, Peter (Lisa) Cutler and Chad (Jamie) Cutler; grandchildren, Tara (Ryan) Vogt, Austin (Kelsi) Miller, Courtney Cutler, Angela and Amanda Cutler, Nicholas and Joseph Melchi; great-grandchildren, Logan, Kinley and Connor Vogt and Kaden, Adrienne and Raelynn Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Edward and Harry “Bud.”

Additional Information

Donations in Jack’s memory may be directed to Three Rivers Health Hospice, 711 S. Health Pkwy., Three Rivers, MI 49093, or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes are available and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. Fay, Pam and Doug,

    Jack was a special, unique and talented loving person. Jack always amazed me with his talent to do wood working which he really enjoyed. He remodeled the home at Middle Lake adding a two story garage without a plan, then he remodeled my grandmothers home and remodeled the home on Gleason Road. He so enjoyed that home and he loved farming. He and Fay remodeled the home and Jack went on to build the horse stable on the property where he and Fay boarded horses. I always wanted a horse but he said it would take too much work but he did end up doing it, which was a lot of work for them. I will miss him, he is, was a good man and I always loved visiting with him and Fay when I would make visits back home. I know he is putting his talents to good use in heaven and he has his health back no more pain. Love to Fay, Pam, Doug and family. MAC

  2. Fay – You know that I have thought of you many, many times during this past week. You can rest assured that Jack felt your love and devotion throughout his journey and I know that you are confident and at peace with your decision to be his sole caregiver. God bless you and remember-We are Women, We are Strong.

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