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Tuesday August 3rd, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Robert V. Melling

Robert V. Melling, age 79, of New Paris, OH passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at his home. He was born March 16, 1942 in Eaton, OH and attended Monroe School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1959-1965. He was stationed in Germany where he met his wife Elke. He was the former owner of multiple businesses including Sunset Lanes Bowling Alley, Northside Carry-Out, and the Nickel Saver. He was preceded in death by his parents; Lester Melling and Jewell (Cole) Henne as well as his son Wesley Melling; sister Sherry Locker-Wells. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elke Melling of New Paris, OH; daughter Brigitte (Todd) Bussen of Fortville, IN; sons Aaron (Gina) Melling of Eaton, OH and Dexter (Christal Niswonger) Melling of New Paris, OH; grandchildren, Autumn, Kelsey, Brandon, Robert, Blake, Tatumn, Breanna and four great-grandchildren with one more expected in January; sister Brenda Estes and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Pastor Rodney Dunn offciating. Burial will follow at Wares Chapel Cemetery in West Manchester, OH. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter, 31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton, OH 45459. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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I was blessed to be the pin chaser at Sunset Lanes for several years. It was a dream job for me. Bob was a colorful character that taught me many lessons. The best part was being so close to Bob and his family. They treated me like their own. My heart aches for Dex, Aaron, Brigitte and Elke. What an amazing man. He will be missed.

Tim Grill Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Melling

Tim Grill Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM

Uncle Bob was one of a kind. He always had a smile for you and a quick wit. I will always picture him with his cigar hanging out the side of his mouth, with a mischievous grin on his face. We spent many years growing up at Sunset Lanes and I remember many happy times there and at Uncle Bob and Aunt Elkes house. My mom, Aunt Brenda, Grandma and Grandpa Henne were all there. Our childhoods were molded by these great adults. He will be missed by many and forgotten by none. I love you Uncle Bob. Kiss mom for me.

Mimi Weekly Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Melling

Mimi Weekly Aug 3 2021 12:00 AM

I got the pleasure of working with Bob and helping Elke also. Sorry for your loss.

Travis Hoover Aug 2 2021 12:00 AM

We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

Tribute Store Aug 2 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Tribute Store Aug 2 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Elke, Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We'll be thinking of you. He sure was a handsome soldier. Steve Fosler

Steven Fosler Aug 2 2021 12:00 AM

A wonderful friend who will always be in our hearts.

Al & Sandi Agnoletti Aug 2 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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