Melvin Richard Walder, 91, of Eureka, IL formerly of Hoopeston, IL passed away at 6:39 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2014 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.
Melvin was born April 13, 1923 in Rankin, IL to Henry and Dora (Hari) Walder. He married Irma Bowald on November 30, 1960 in Eureka, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are his children: Kathy (Kurt) Edwards of Barrington, IL, Steve (Kathy) Walder of Hoopeston, IL, Mike (Susie) Walder of Les Cayes, Haiti, John (Lisa) Walder of Wolcott, IN, Sandy (Dave) Steiner of El Paso, IL; 2 brothers: Lester Walder of Hoopeston, IL, Robert (Gloria) Walder of Congerville, IL; 1 sister: Delores Maibach of Rittman, OH and 24 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Harry, Ervin, Donald, Dale and Charles; and 1 sister, Lillian.
Melvin farmed near Hoopeston until he retired in 1987 and moved to Urbana and later St. Joseph. He last moved to Eureka and was a member of Apostolic Christian Faith Church in Eureka.
Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M., Monday, December 8, 2014 at Apostolic Christian Faith Church in Eureka with visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.argoruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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