Melvin McCallum

Melvin B. McCallum April 2, 1930 - May 15, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Melvin B. McCallum, 84, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, in his home. He was born on April 2, 1930, in South Bend, IN, to the late Earl and Florence Elizabeth (Miller) McCallum. He was united in marriage on November 23, 1951 in South Bend, IN to the former Joanne C. Winkle. Mr. McCallum is survived by three daughters, Dianna M. McCully of North Liberty, IN, Maureen (Jim) Childres of North Liberty, IN and Bonnie J. Koch of South Bend, IN; two sons, Brian D. McCallum of North Liberty, IN and David D. McCallum of Grovertown, IN; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-five great- grandchildren; and three sisters, Florence Waites of Albuquerque, NM, Carol Muia of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Irene Klatt of Mishawaka, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne C. McCallum on March 22, 2009, his parents, sister, Frances Nowicki and two brothers, Donald and Sherwood McCallum. Mr. McCallum was a lifelong resident. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was owner & operator of Mel's Equipment retiring in 1995 after twenty years of service. He founded and built the South Bend Raceway Park and built Walkerton Storage. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion Post 284, Warren Township Fire Department and served as a 4-H leader. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN where military honors will be rendered. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in the funeral home as well as one hour prior to services on Thursday. Contributions in memory of Melvin B. McCallum may be offered to , 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Online condolences may be sent to the McCallum family at

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Palmer Funeral Homes - Guisinger Chapel
3718 South Michigan Street South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 291-5880

Published in South Bend Tribune on May 18, 2014