Betz, Melvin

Melvin Lewis Betz, 74, of Morenci, Mich., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Biloxi (Miss.) Regional Hospital.

He was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Riga, Mich., to Lawrence and Elnora (Fatchett) Betz. He married Betty Jane Fletcher on May 19, 1951, in Angola, Ind., and she survives.

Melvin worked at Tecumseh Products and retired in December 1992.

In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by a son, Greg (and Roberta) Betz of Morenci; two daughters, Sharon  (and James) McDowell of Morenci and Debbie (and Rod) Rutledge of Biloxi, Miss.; a sister-in-law, Pat, of Jerome, Mich.; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and  five step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Shirley Mae Betz; and a son-in-law, Jack Frederick; and brother, Clifford Betz.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, with Rev. Robert Loar officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee.