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Melvin "Mel" A. Emge

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM

Service Location:
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 403 N Main St, O'Fallon, MO 63366

St. Paul Catholic Cemetery

In lieu of flowers donations may be made payable to: Backstoppers in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385

Mel Emge, battalion chief of the OFallon Fire Protection District, passed away on January 9, 2020 at the age of 61. He was the beloved husband of Mary Emge nee Rothermich of O Fallon, Missouri; He is survived by his mother, Alice Josephine Emge nee Dove; son, Tony Emge; daughter, Katie (Jeremy) Newell; four brothers, Erwin (Janet) Emge, Dennis (Rita) Emge, Steve Emge, Noel (Nancy) Emge; two sisters, Linda (Tony) Shepherd, Dolores (Bob) Jensen; 5 grandchildren, Timothy, Colin, Lilly and Phoenix Emge, Gabriel Newell and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Dennis Albert Emge, Mel and Mary we married on October 15, 1977 celebrating 42 years of marriage. Mel served with the O'Fallon Fire Protection District for 44 years. Mel has held certifications in Firefighter I&2, Fire Officer I, Instructor II and Fire Inspector. He started as a volunteer firefighter in 1976 and was later promoted to career firefighter in 1997. Two years later in 1999, he was promoted to Captain before making Battalion Chief in 2001.

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