Edward L Meloche

December 15, 1933 ‒ October 15, 2020

Bellville, Ohio
Formerly of Tipton, Indiana

BELLVILLE: Edward ‘Ed’ Louis Meloche, 86, of Bellville, Ohio, formerly Tipton, IN, died on October 15, 2020.

Ed was born December 15, 1933 in Muskegon County, Michigan to parents Leo Joseph and Lella (Smith) Meloche, and graduated from Grant High School in 1952.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Forburger Meloche; his children Brad Meloche(Brenda) from Clearwater, FL; Jayne Meloche Ochletree and Ann Meloche McKinley (Steve), Bellville, OH and his sisters Sharon Klinger, and Maureen Merritt (Dave) of Muskegon, Michigan. His legacy is carried on in his ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his brother Richard Meloche, his oldest son Steven Edward Meloche, and son-in-law Danny Ocheltree.

Ed married his wife Betty Forburger of Grant, Michigan on July 1, 1956. They settled in Tipton, Indiana, for  50 years before moving to Bellville, Ohio.

Betty describes Ed as the most principled businessman, loving father, and loyal husband a person could ask for. During their marriage, they raised four children, vacationed in the United States, and set a beautiful example of love for their family. Ed prioritized his family above all else. He is remembered as innately committed to his family with tenacious integrity. His humility and quiet confidence set an example that his family remains in awe of even after his passing.

A self-made man, Ed displayed exceptional ability in each position that he pursued. From finance to loan officer to realtor/broker to banker, Ed was known for his integrity and expertise. He brought the same level of excellence while serving his country in the National Guard and Army Reserve as a young man. Ed came from little and worked diligently to overcome many obstacles to become the well respected and loved man that the family mourns today.

Ed and Betty loved to travel together and visited all fifty states. He loved fishing, tennis, basketball, pool, shuffleboard, bowling, and music, as well as offering business advice to his grandchildren well into his eighth decade of life!

Ed’s lifelong commitment to his faith presented itself by his generosity. Using his business talents to glorify God gave him purpose and hope. Knowing that Ed Meloche is in Heaven gives our family hope and peace. We love you Honey Ed, Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, and Ed!

Though no public service will be held, the Meloche Family hopes you will hold a special memory about Ed in your heart, and consider sharing a thought, prayer or message of support online with them at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com.  The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Meloche family.

In lieu of flowers, the Meloche family suggests contributions in Ed’s memory be made to Kemp United Methodist Church, 228 N. Main St., Tipton, Indiana 46072.

  • Dear Meloche family,
    I’m so sorry to hear if Ed’s passing. What a gentle soul he was but his laugh would fill a room! I have so many memories of growing up with Ann and the many hours we spent together. Ed always treated me like I was one of his.
    Much love to all and holding you all close with my thoughts and prayers

  • Dear Meloche family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I feel like I grew up with you all in your home in Tipton. I walk past all the time and think about all the happy memories there with Ann and Brenda and your family. God bless you as you mourn the loss of husband, father, and friend. We grieve with you.
    With love,
    Allen and Ronda (Shuck) McCorkle

  • Meloche family,

    So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing! My heart goes out to all of you! A lot of fond memories at the Meloche house with Ann! Thoughts and prayers for all of you!

    Amy (Kilfoil) Leitch

  • Betty, we are praying for you & your family at this time of grieving. Ed will be missed by many people.

  • Dear Betty,
    Hugging you from Indiana…praying for comfort and peace as you will miss Ed dearly. He will be missed by so many here in Tipton. Sending love to you from Kemp UMC.
    Valorie (Snyder) Cole

  • Prayers for the entire family during this difficult time. I am so glad I got to know Ed at least a little bit since I came here. I loved hearing him speak and I could tell that he was very wise, but always humble. His love for his family and for the Lord came through clearly. God Bless you all – Pastor Donna

  • You have my deepest sympathy. Ann and Jane you will be in my thoughts and prayers as will the rest of the family. God he with all of you during this difficult time.

  • Betty and Family-

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Ed!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. I’m sure he and Steve are having a great reunion in Heaven!! God Bless you all during this difficult time- Take care and hold those memories close!