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JOHN CHARLES MELLEMA
March 17, 1944 ~ January 24, 2014
John Charles Mellema, 69, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on January 24, 2014. He was born in Portland, OR and preceded in death by parents, John Sr. and Rose Mellema.
John C. was owner of Mellema Manufacturing where he created solutions to unusual problems with cars, boats, gears, and a variety of gadgets. He was known for helping others and loved to entertain. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, boating, and vacationing - plus, he was well known at several restaurants around town.
He is survived by his daughter, Rachael Park Reiton; Fox Terrier, Barney; and several cousins.
Memorial and reception will be held at 1 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 12, at the Hostess House: 10017 NE 6th Ave., Vancouver, 98685.
Donations can be made to the Salvation Army.
Private interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home.
Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Feb. 5, 2014