Melvin M. Stratmeyer, 56, of Payson, died July 27, 2002 in Sun City. He was born Nov. 28, 1945 in Lennox, S.D.
Mr. Stratmeyer was an aircraft mechanic. He had a maintenance degree with honors from several aviation institutions of advanced skills and training. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam era.
Survivors include his wife, Doree Stratmeyer; sons, Devron and John Stratmeyer; stepson, Christopher Pruitt; stepdaughter, Karee Lee Hessen; father, Harm E. Stratmeyer; brother, Gary Stratmeyer; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 1 at Regency Mortuary in Sun City. Burial with full military honors was at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.
Donations can be made to Westview Manor Nursing Home, 9940 W. Union Hills Drive, Sun City, AZ 85373.