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home : obituaries : obituaries Wednesday, May 25, 2016

4/28/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Melvin G. Ilg
Melvin George Ilg was born March 25, 1925, in Otter Creek to Edward and Margaret Ludwig Ilg.

He attended rural schools, and began farming at an early age.  Melvin served his country in the U.S. Navy 1948-1952. He was united in marriage April 18, 1953, to Beverly Mueller at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Grand Mound. The couple resided in DeWitt most of their married life where they raised their family.

He worked at the former Ceamer's Garage in Bettendorf as a mec-hanic.  Melvin was employed at Alcoa Davenport Works in Riverdale for 34 years until retirement in 1987.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, and Eugene McManus American Legion Post 238 of DeWitt.  A large part of Melvin's retirement was spent fishing and traveling to Wisconsin with his wife as well as grandchildren, family and friends. He loved fishing and maintaining his cars to perfection.

Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Bev; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Sherrie Ilg of Swisher and Lindy and Anita Ilg of DeWitt; grandchildren, Melissa (Oliver) East, Bryan (Stephanie) Ilg, Justin Ilg, Candace (Kendall) Claeys, Allyson Ilg and Hunter Ilg; great-grandchildren, Colton, Asher and Benjamin Claeys; and a sister, Darlene Ilg of DeWitt.

Preceding Melvin in death were his parents; a grandson, Reece Ilg; and brothers, Gerald and Wayne Ilg.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 1. A time of sharing and remembrance of Melvin's life will be held at 7 p.m., led by Melvin's daughter-in-law, the Rev. Sherrie Ilg. 

   A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, at Grace Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ron Rafferty officiating.  Burial and military rites will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.  The family suggests memorials to the DeWitt Area Veteran's Memorial or Grace Lutheran Church.

Pallbearers will be Bryan, Hunter, Justin and John Ilg, Kendall Claeys and Oliver East.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.

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