Obituary of Ronald Wilfred Melan
Ronald Wilfred Melan passed away on November 21, 2019 at the age of 72. He was a resident of Slidell, Louisiana and a native of San Francisco, California. Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Sheila Roux. He is the proud father of David Paul Melan (Robin) and Ann Marie Inman (Willie) and caring grandfather of Dylan Melan, Sara Melan, Ty Inman, Kayla Inman, and Tevin Inman. He is the brother of Marie Melan and Rosalie Tohme (George) and Uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred F. Melan and Mary L. Falgoust Melan. Ronald proudly and bravely served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was employed as a dump truck driver, worked at the Public Grain Elevator, and retired from Wadleigh Offshore. Ronald loved fishing, hunting, pumpkin painting, bargain hunting, collectables and was an avid runner, running numerous times in the Crescent City Classic. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. A Funeral Mass in Ronald’s honor will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Audubon Funeral Home located at 61101 Highway 11 in Slidell. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A Graveside Service with military honors will take place at the Louisiana Southeast Veterans Cemetery following mass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Reception in the Community Room of Audubon Funeral Home following interment until 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Ronald's memory to Children’s Hospital. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.AudubonFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronald Melan, please visit Tribute Store
Celebration of Life Reception
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