Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Melroy died January 12, 2021 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital.
Melroy Johnnie Job was born December 30, 1931 to Emil and Pauline (Gehring) Job on the family homestead northwest of Hosmer, SD. He attended country school, worked on the family farm, and also for neighbors. He enlisted into the United States Army in January 1953 and was stationed at Hammelburg, Germany during the Korean War. He served with an armored field artillery unit. Following his honorable discharge in January 1955, he returned to Eureka.
Melroy was united in marriage to Mildred Bender on October 16, 1955 in Eureka Reformed Church. They moved to Lead, SD where he worked at Homestake Gold Mine for two years. They then returned to Eureka in 1957 where he started his career in plumbing and heating. He worked for Mildred’s uncle and later for Eureka Equity Exchange. He started Eureka Plumbing and Heating in 1977, retiring in 2019.
Melroy enjoyed playing pinochle with friends and loved spending as much time as he could with his children and grandchildren. He always looked forward to family and friends coming to Eureka for pheasant opening weekend.
He was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church, Fred Weller American Legion Post #186 and was on the funeral drill squad for 50 plus years. Melroy volunteered for many years with the Eureka Fire Department and Eureka Ambulance. He was a former member of Eureka Chamber of Commerce and Eureka Lions.
Grateful for having shared Melroy’s life are his son, Richard (Brenda) Job of Vermillion, SD; daughter, Laurie (Rick) Rodness-Schumaker of Pierre, SD; eight grandchildren, Trevor (Audrey), Tyler, Tara (Douglas), Tasia (Alex), Christopher (Dawn), Derek (Hope), Bailee, and Tyler; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Lyla (Victor) Gab of Eureka; brother, Walter (Vera) Job of Sisseton, SD, and special friend, Arley Trautman.
Melroy was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mildred (5-6-2006), son, Michael, brother, Marvin and one great-grandson, Kaleb.
Honorary Urnbearers will be Steve Job, Bruce Job, Pat Gab, Dale Gab, Bill Wood and Justin Orr.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Eureka has been entrusted with arrangements.