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It is with great sadness that I tell that Ronald "Red" Melvin passed away this morning from his long fight with Luekemia. Red was a longtime member of the Janesville Conservation Club.
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Rest in Peace, Red. It was a pleasure to have known him and to have shot with him in the past. Godspeed.

Red RIP. Many of us had the pleasure of knowing Red at Janesville shoots.
Rest my friend, shot with him many times, Janesville, Brodhead, Will miss him, Steve F.
Rest in peace Red...going to miss your stories at the club...

Tony Kennedy
It comes with great sadness to inform you that we lost yet another "good" one.
Ronald "Red" Melvin passed away on March 13, at the age of 77, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. He was born Feb. 2 in rural Lafarge, Wi. He married Paulette Ames in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960. He worked at General Motors in Janesville for 17 years, retiring in 1992.Red was a trap shooter, fisherman, hunter and avid sports fan. He enjoyed his hunting land in Readstown.
He was a member and on the Board of Directors at the Janesville Conservation Club. Red was selected to be placed on the Wall of Honor at the club in December of 2005 for his years of service and dedication to the club.
Ron is survived by his wife Paulette, daughter, Amy (Charlie) Nyborg of Janesville, son, Jason (Susie) Melvin of New Glarus and grandchildren, Audra Nyborg, Chase Nyborg, Libby Melvin, Ben Melvin and Lucy Melvin. A sister April (Randy) Young, niece Vanna (Derek) Schroeder and nephew, Daniel Young of Viroqua.
There will be a Celebration of Life at The Gathering Place, 715 Campus in Milton on Sat March 23 from 11:00- 3:00. Lunch will be served from 12:00-1:30. Red enjoyed food, family and friends so we invite you to come and share food and memories.
Red appreciated the kindness and care of all the medical staff over the years Memorials may be made to Salem Ridge Methodist Church of Lafarge WI or The Janesville Conservation Club.
The Henke-Clarson Funeral Home will assist the family.
Red, I will miss not getting your coffee money playing cards and seeing you sit at your table listening to you tell your stories (and some lies).
Paulette, Amy and Jason, we all will miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary B
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Nice guy. A lot of folks will miss him. I enjoy the memory.
A story to share about Red. Several years back, on one of the years that the SW Zone was at Sauk Prairie, Red came into the clubhouse during the day and got out his checkbook. He said he wanted to write out a check to the Youth Group from the Club. (Red never shot at Sauk unless it was for the Zone Shoot to the best of my knowledge, as he lived and shot at the other clubs in his area.)

I directed him to one of the parents or coaches. I was later told that he had written a check out to them that that had four digits in front of the decimal point to the group.

A great gathering of family & friends today for Red. There were a few stories told, but most where not for all ears to hear. Those were the most memorable for me.
Sympathy to family and friends of Red and now may he
rest in peace.
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