Melvin J. Barchet, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2010, at the age of 94. Mel was born July 17, 1916, to Albert and Margaret Barchet. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Florence Barchet and four brothers
He was a farmer and school bus driver and was elected German Twp. Trustee/Assessor for many years. When he was Trustee, he was very instrumental in the planning and building of Cynthia Heights Elementary School, completed in 1955. He played a key role in the organization of the German Twp. Booster Club and fire department. He was a member of St. Paul's Church in German Twp., R-Men's Varsity Club and the Eagles.
Mel enjoyed gardening and hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
He is survived by his son, Ralph Barchet (Betty); granddaughters, Lisa O'Reilly (John) and Barbara Hoover (Bill); great grandchildren, Luke Hoover, Claire O'Reilly, Owen O'Reilly, and Paige Hoover, four nieces and six nephews.
Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at Alexander West Chapel, officiated by Rev. Nancy Johnston, with burial at Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Monday from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Columbia Healthcare.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 8701 Big Cynthiana Road, Evansville, IN 47720.