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Obituary: Melvin L. Coleman, Columbus

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Melvin L. Coleman, 93 of Columbus, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation.

Melvin retired from Cummins Engine Company where he had worked for 39 years.

He was a member of Sandy Hook United Methodist Church, Fellowship Sunday School Class, Diesel Workers Union, CREAK Club, a founding member of the Chigger Diggers Camping group through his church and was a Army veteran of WWII.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Steve Russell officiating. Family and friends may call from 1 to 5 .pm. Sunday and 9 a.m. until service time Monday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Sandy Hook United Methodist Church Youth.

Online condolences may be sent to the Coleman family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Letts, Indiana, May 25, 1920 he was the son of Herschel and Mayme Thornton Coleman. He married Dorothy Louise Dilts November 25, 1943. She preceded him in death October 11, 2008.

Survivors include his children, Jane (David) Sutton, Jim (Nora) Coleman, John (Lynn) Coleman and Jill (Randy) Scheidt all of Columbus;a  brother, Carl N. Coleman of Columbus; grandchildren, Dan (Angie) Sutton of Columbus, Chris (Michelle) Sutton, of Shelbyville, Leslie (Kris) Weiby of Chanhassen, MN, Sarah (Nathan) Frasier of Columbus, Katie Scheidt of Arlington, VA, Spencer Coleman of Indianapolis, Todd Scheidt of Chicago, Evan Coleman of Columbus and Emily Scheidt of Columbus, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and a brother, Gene Coleman.

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