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Roger and Brenda Melvin

2021

Obituary

Roger E. Melvin

Age 81 of Coal City, passed away Saturday evening, November 28, 2020 at Morris Hospital.

Brenda K. Melvin

Age 78 of Coal City, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Morris Hospital.

The family will celebrate both Roger and Brenda on Saturday, June 12, 2021. A memorial visitation will be held at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service 3:00 p.m.

Together, Roger and Brenda will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Roger and Brenda's memory to the Coal City Food Pantry.

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Roger E. Melvin

Age 81 of Coal City, passed away Saturday evening, November 28, 2020 at Morris Hospital.

Born August 9, 1939 in Bloomington, Illinois, Roger Earl was a son of Earl Laverne Melvin and Edith Eva (Pittman) Melvin. He was raised and educated in Streator, and on October 16, 1960, Roger married Brenda Kaye Brady in the Presbyterian Church in Chenoa.

Roger worked as an automobile mechanic in Coal City for several years before gaining employment with Material Service Corporation, where he retired as the Superintendent of Maintenance following 35 years of service. He was a member of the Coal City Area Club, and was a lifelong member of the A.F. & A.M. Braidwood and Wilmington Masonic Lodge where he served as Grand Master (1985). Roger loved spending time outdoors, boating and fishing with his family. He enjoyed traveling with his brother to fish all across North America from Florida to Canada, and he took great pleasure in vacationing at the family home in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Roger will be remembered as a cherished and devoted husband to his wife, Brenda.  He was a loving father and grandfather who always had a story to tell in his own unique way; always with a smile and some laughter.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Brenda; three children: Dean (Marianne) Melvin of Coal City, Darren (Heather) Melvin of Wilmington and Jennie (Art) Johnson of Crest Hill; son-in-law, Todd Schumacher; eight grandchildren: Heather (Derek) Davis, Matt Melvin, Brian Popovich, Katie Cialone, Julie Popovich (fiancé, Hunter Sayers), Amy Popovich, Douglas Johnson, and Brady Johnson; five great grandchildren: Emily Popovich, Braxton Davis, Kade Melvin, Jace Cialone, and Ella Popovich; one brother, Michael Melvin of Oglesby; one sister-in-law, Mary Ann Melvin of Streator and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debra Schumacher, and six brothers: Randall (Mary) Melvin, Ronald Melvin, Gregory Melvin, Dennis Melvin, Richard Melvin and Roland Melvin in infancy.

Per Roger’s wishes, green flameless cremation rites were accorded.

The family will celebrate both Roger and Brenda on Saturday, June 12, 2021. A memorial visitation will be held at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service 3:00 p.m.

Together, Roger and Brenda will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Roger’s memory to the Coal City Food Pantry.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Roger’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com/obituary/Roger-Melvin

Green flameless cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.

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Brenda K. Melvin

Age 78 of Coal City, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Morris Hospital.

Born September 7, 1942 in Pontiac, Illinois, Brenda Kaye was a daughter of Eldo Arnold and Donna Louise (Ward) Brady. She was 1960 graduate of Chenoa High School, and went on to marry Roger E. Melvin on October 16, 1960 in the Presbyterian Church of Chenoa.

Brenda was a member of the Coal City Area Club. She was active in the Order of the Eastern Star. Throughout the years, she served as a Worthy Matron, Grand Lector, and the Grand Representative of Illinois and Wisconsin. Brenda was an avid doll collector from various eras (1930-1950).  Brenda cherished family time at their vacation home in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Brenda will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who took great pride in her family. She loved spoiling their dog Buster.

Though her passing is just 5 short weeks following the loss of her husband, Roger, the family finds comfort in knowing that both Brenda and Roger were cherished by all who were blessed to know them, and they will long be remembered and ever so missed.

Survivors include three children: Dean (Marianne) Melvin of Coal City, Darren (Heather) Melvin of Wilmington and Jennie (Art) Johnson of Crest Hill; son-in-law, Todd Schumacher; eight grandchildren: Heather (Derek) Davis, Matt Melvin, Brian Popovich, Katie Cialone, Julie Popovich (fiancé, Hunter Sayers), Amy Popovich, Douglas Johnson, and Brady Johnson; five great grandchildren: Emily Popovich, Braxton Davis, Kade Melvin, Jace Cialone, and Ella Popovich; one brother-in-law, Michael Melvin of Oglesby; one sister-in-law, Mary Ann Melvin of Streator and numerous nieces and nephews.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger on November 28, 2020; daughter, Debra Schumacher; sister, Linda Volk, and one brother, Edwin Brady.

Per Brenda’s wishes, green flameless cremation rites were accorded.

The family will celebrate both Brenda and Roger on Saturday, June 12, 2021. A memorial visitation will be held at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service 3:00 p.m.

Together, Brenda and Roger will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet.

Please no flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Brenda’s memory be made to the Coal City Food Pantry, to help those in need in our community.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Brenda’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com/obituary/Brenda-Melvin

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Saturday
June 12, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes
75 North Broadway
Coal City, IL 60416

Memorial Service
Saturday
June 12, 2021

3:00 PM
Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes
75 North Broadway
Coal City, IL 60416

Video is available for this event


Private Interment

Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet

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