Vernon Melcher

Vernon Melcher, 69, Williston, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at his home in Williston.

His memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Everson Memorial Chapel. Military honors will follow the service.

Cremation has taken place. Burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later date at the N.D. Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan.

He was born Sept. 4, 1944 in Somerset, England, to Fredrick and Violet Melcher.

He joined the Marine Corps in 1966. He did two tours in Vietnam and was highly decorated.

On leave from Vietnam he met his future wife, Gloria, and they were married in December 1968.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, Corey (Amy) of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Shayla, of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; brother, Rodney; sisters, Fran Watterud and Shirley Mauger.

Visitation Tuesday, 9 a.m. until the service, in Everson Funeral Home, Williston.