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He was born, February 1, 1927 in St. Paul, MN to the late Leonard William and Marion Harlan Melander. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he served as a lector for many years.

Harlan worked as a business owner for many years where he was licensed in insurance and securities. Harlan was a proud Navy veteran where he served his country in World War II. Harlan was also a member of the AMVETS, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, and the Shriners. Harlan enjoyed spending time with all his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Juliana "Jan" Melander on April 18, 2018; sister, Helen Law; and a brother, Dr. Bill Melander

Survivors include his sons, Harlan Paul Melander, Jr. (Deborah Pettersson) and Charles Heyward Melander (Sheila Drake); grandchildren, Major Andrew P. Melander (Laura), Christopher A. Melander (Molly), Ryan A. Melander (Sarah) and Matthew T. Melander; and (four) great-grandchildren (Caleb, Grace, Evan, and Charlie).

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 720 Ford Avenue, Owensboro. Visitation will be from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at the church. James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: Friends of the Library, Daviess County Public Library, 2020 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

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