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Melvin H. Kalthoff

Monday, February 21, 2005

Melvin H. Kalthoff, 85, of Marshall, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall. Rev. Douglas A. Dubisar will officiate. Organist Julie Lewis will perform congregational hymns "How Great Thou Art," "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "I Know that My Redeemer Lives." Pallbearers will be Gene Bakert, Jim Clarkson, A.J. Utlaut, Doug Sandidge, Brent Sandidge and Jerry Mann. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice.

Born Aug. 26, 1919, in Higginsville, he was the son of the late William Fredrich Kalthoff and Elizabeth Jane Salyer Kalthoff. On Feb. 17, 1951, he married Ruth Marie Butts, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall most of his life and retired from International Shoe Company. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received two Bronze Stars and the good conduct medal.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Lana Mann of Marshall and Karla Slavens of Springfield; two sons, Jack Thomas of Marshall and Jerry Thomas of Marshall; one sister, Leatrice Bakert of Marshall; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.