Wesley Roy Melcher1

M, b. 22 August 1919, d. 26 May 2006

Reference IDs

  • 00002.9*1
Wes Melcher, ca 1937
     Wesley Roy Melcher was born on 22 August 1919 at Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.1 He served as a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II as an airplane mechanic on 26 January 1942 at Fort Custer, Calhoun, Michigan.2,3

Wesley Roy Melcher married Alice Mae Hoefling, daughter of Phillip George Hoefling and Julia Louise McGowan, on 2 August 1947 at Saginaw, Michigan.1 Wesley Roy Melcher was widowed on 18 December 1996 at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, at age 77.4,5

Wesley Roy Melcher died on 26 May 2006 at East Peoria, Tazewell, Illinois, at age 86.6 He was cremated at East Peoria, Illinois.2
Last Edited=6 Mar 2017


  1. [S1] Louise Andrews and Jean Hoefling DeLeon, Hoefling Family Tree.
  2. [S176] Saginaw News, 28 May 2006, A9.
  3. [S202] "WWII Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946", NARA, Wesley R Melcher.
  4. [S24] "Public Libraries of Saginaw Obituary Index", Alice M. Melcher entry.
  5. [S178] Saginaw News, ca 20 Dec 1996.
  6. [S176] Saginaw News, 28 May 2006, A9, also confirmed by Bonnie Hoefling Haller.