Call Us at (563) 242-3344

 

Jeffrey A. Melton - 65

8/20/1954 - 8/16/2020

Clinton, Iowa

    Jeffrey A. “Herm” Melton, age 65 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals.  In following Herm’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded.   A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Pape Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 22nd at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.

 

     Herm was born in Bellevue, Iowa on August 20, 1954, the son of Raymond and Hilda (Braun) Melton.  In 1972 he graduated from Marquette High School in Bellevue.  While in high school he and 4 friends formed the band “Undecided Decision”.  Herm was the band’s drummer.  They enjoyed playing weekends at local venues.  In 1973 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation as a Second Class Electrician’s Mate.  Herm was discharged on January 17, 1977.  Herm married his best friend and love of his life, Sherie Clifton in Bellevue at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on August 22, 1980;  sharing almost 40 years of marriage.  Herm was a member of Prince of Peace Parish and the AMVETS.  

 

     Herm worked for Exelon in Cordova, IL as an Electrical Maintenance Daily Scheduler.  After over 30 years of service he retired in August of 2009.  He lived by the words “Every meal is a feast and every day’s  a holiday”.  Herm had a special knack and love for hosting legendary parties.  It was always, the more the merrier.  He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He lived each and every day to its fullest.  Times spent with his family were his happiest.  He loved his family with all his heart and was so proud of his children and grandchildren.

 

     Herm will be greatly missed and never forgotten by his wife, Sherie; 2 children, his son Grant (Leatha) Melton of Clinton and his daughter Melanie Melton (Ben) of Clinton; 5 grandchildren, Aleigha, Brooklynn, Danny, Kingston and Violet; brothers, Dan (Ann) of Bellevue, Bill (Linda) of Beloit, WI and Chuck (Andrea) of Bellevue; his brother-in-law, Michael (Diana) Clifton and his sister-in-law, Michelle (Rob) Gonzales both of Highlands Ranch, CO; several nieces, nephews and cousins and his grand-doggers; Kenzie, Kooper, Kip and Daisy.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, Maurice and Roberta Clifton and a sister-in-law, Jane Melton.  Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com. 

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Pape Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 22nd at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.

21 Comments

  • Nancy Hingtgen

    on 08/18/20

    Sherie, Grant, Melanie & families,

    We are so sad to hear of Herm"s passing. He was a classmate of mine at Marquette & I always thought of him as a great friend. He was so much fun!   Our sympathy goes to you and we are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers & Herm in our hearts.

    Love,

    Nancy & Dennis Hingtgen

  • Debra & Maurice Brown

    on 08/18/20

    Grant, Leatha and family of Herm, we are so very sorry for your loss of Grant's Dad, so horrible. Please let me know if you need anything. Love always, Deb & Brownie ❤️❤️

  • Cheryl Temple

    on 08/18/20

    Sherie and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sherie, I so looked forward to your Monday nights at Manny's when I was working. You were my favorite part of Monday nights and any other night you came in. I missed you so much after I retired and you both have been in my thoughts many times since. My sincere condolences. Love, hugs and prayers, Cheryl Temple
  • Jane (Roling) Kucirek

    on 08/18/20

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you..Sherie and family. Grade school and highschool classmate Jane Kucirek
  • Kayla Samek

    on 08/18/20

    Sherie:

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Herm.  My deepest sympathy goes out to you, Grant, Melanie and family.  May God be with you all to give you strength and comfort during this very difficult time.  May you treasure all the wonderful memories you have of Herm and cherish them as a wonderful gift.  Please let us know if their is anything you need.  Our love and prayers are with you all.

    Kayla Samek

    Sugar Land, Texas

     

     

  • Karen Louise Giesemann

    on 08/18/20

    Dear Sherie and family, such a sad thing to happen to Herm and all of you.  Herm was so well liked as a classmate at Marquette.  He always walked with a bounce in his step and a smile on his face. May you find strength and solace in his fun memories.

    Fill the heavens with your drums and music Herm!  Rest in peace!

    Sending you a strong hug Sherie! 

  • Barb Daugherty

    on 08/19/20

    To Sherie and her entire family, we send our sympathies and prayers as you navigate through this sad time. Herm will always be remembered with a smile as a guy everyone enjoyed being around. Tim and Barb Daugherty.

  • Tim Althaus

    on 08/19/20

    Sherie and Family, our deepest sympathy from your friends in East Dubuque.  Love and hugs, Tim & Staff

  • Tom & Lila Rieckens

    on 08/19/20

    Sheri and family,  we are so sorry to hear about Herm.  We will remember his smiles and heaven will ring with his music. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tom and Lila Rieckens 

  • Tom & Lila Rieckens

    on 08/19/20

    Sheri and family,  we are so sorry to hear about Herm.  We will remember his smiles and heaven will ring with his music. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tom and Lila Rieckens 

  • Darel and Jeanette Felderman

    on 08/19/20

    Sherri and family it so hard and sad to hear of this news. Here was such a funny great guy. And who can forget the "Undecided Decision" ❤️ He will be missed by many. Prayers and hugs

  • Velma (White) Smith

    on 08/19/20

    I was sadden to hear about Jeff's passing, such a kind soul.  He was a real team member at Exelon and always willing to give a helping hand.  My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

  • Sheila Anton (Skeets)

    on 08/19/20

    Sherri and  family, I am so saddened to hear of Herms' passing . What a great man . Always puts a smile on my face when I remember the early years and your pool parties.. Thank you for that and hugs and my sympathy to all of you !! God Bless and RIP Herm

  • Diane Draper

    on 08/19/20

    Dear Sherie and family, I was so saddened to hear the news of Jeff's passing. He was such a fun guy to be around. I always looked forward to driving you guys for your Thursday night date nights. He will surely be missed. May you find peace in the many wonderful memories you shared together. May God Bless you during this difficult time! Love always,
  • Bob and Lee Paulsen

    on 08/19/20

    The Melton Family has our sympathy.  Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.  May you be filled with Christ's Peace and Love..

  • Victoria Putman on behalf of the Bellevue Rotary Club [where Dan and Chuck Melton are members]

    on 08/21/20

    Our sympathies to the entire Melton Family on the passing of Herm. Sending comforting thoughts and strength during this challenging time. 

  • GARY L PETESCH

    on 08/21/20

     Sherie and family:

     

    Jeff and I were very good friends in grade school and high school.

    We went our separate ways after high school, but he was never 

    forgotten.  He will be remembered and never forgotten.

    My deepest sympathy to you and the family.

     

  • Anne (Hipschen) Docherty

    on 08/21/20

    We share in your sadness as you remember Jeff. You are all in the thoughts and prayers of the whole Hipschen family. 

  • Larry and Jeanne Cotter

    on 08/22/20

    God bless the Melton family.  Sending an Irish blessing your way ☘️

  • steve and karen theisen

    on 08/23/20

    sorry for your loss jeff was a good friend and classmate rest in peace

  • Al and Becky Sippel

    on 08/23/20

    Our condolences to Sherie and family. We are so sorry to hear about Jeff. We always enjoyed times with the Melton cousins. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!  

Leave a comment

Fill out the above security question to submit your form.

Recent Obituaries

Eugene R. "Charlie" Bormann, 78

Preston, Iowa

Robert L. Weber, 89

Thomson, IL

Linda J. Sibley, 67

Clinton, Iowa

David J. Ray, 73

Clinton, Iowa

Allen R. "Al" Leu, 65

Clinton, Iowa

William J. Reedy, Sr., 72

Clinton, IA

Alice J. DeSchepper, 96

Eldridge, IA