John D. Melady Nov. 5, 1928 - June 18, 2014 LAFAYETTE - John D. Melady, 85, of Lafayette, passed away at 9:12 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Creasy Springs Health Campus. Born November 5, 1928, in New Carlisle, IN, he was the son of the late John Wesley and Hazel (Dayton) Melady. John married the love of his life, Nona Frazier, on August 27, 1950, in South Bend, IN, and she preceded him in death on January 6, 2004. He worked at Purdue in the Physics store for 20 years before retiring. Before moving to Lafayette in 1961, he had farmed near New Carlisle and the surrounding areas. Surviving are his two sons, Larry Melady (Charlotte) of Lafayette and John K. Melady (Jennifer King) of St. Augustine, FL; his daughter, Kathleen Ann Gick (Gary) of Cincinnati, OH; a granddaughter, Nisha Melady; grandsons, Justin (Aika) and Joshua (Tasha); and great-granddaughters, Whitney and Alli. He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Hippensteel Funeral Home in Lafayette, with burial at New Carlisle Cemetery in New Carlisle, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the American
, or St. James Lutheran Church. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 24, 2014