Donald Melichar, 73, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Services were held on Feb. 14 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Donald is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharlene Melichar of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Richard Oltrogge of Sarah, Miss.; Jay (Robin) Melichar of Cedar Rapids; a brother Edward (Janet) Melichar of Cedar Rapids; a sister Janice (Walter) Ashbacker of Solon; granddaughter Bayli Oltrogge, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Donald Melichar was born Nov. 10, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Joseph and Blanche (Terpkosh) Melichar. He graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Upon graduation he attended Iowa State Teachers College. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Donald married Sharlene Westendorf on Aug. 19, 1967, in Rock Island, Ill. He worked for Peoples Bank/Norwest Bank from 1959 until retiring in 1993 after 33 years of service. After retiring he worked as a consultant for Heartland Investment Associates.
Memorials may be directed to the family and will be donated to the Cedar Rapids West Rotary Club in Donald’s honor.
Please leave a message, tribute or memory to Donald’s family on the webpage, www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.