VANSOEST, Melvin Mar 17, 1929 – Aug 27, 2021

Melvin VanSoest, age 92, of Logansport, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 in Millers Merry Manor of Logansport.
Born March 17, 1929, in Strasburg, North Dakota, he was the son of the late Cornelius C. and Gertrude (VanShurr) VanSoest.
On June 28, 1953, in Royal Center, Indiana, he married Nada L. Vernon, who preceded him in death April 11, 2020.
Melvin retired from Rockwell International after 25 years of service and had also worked 14 years for the Logansport School Corporation driving the food van. Melvin was a member of the Shiloh Christian Church and had previous membership at Caley E.U.B Church and Life Gate Church. He was also a proud Army veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include two sons, Greg (Sherry) VanSoest, Logansport, Brian (Terrie) VanSoest, Logansport; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Kristi) VanSoest, Brownsburg, Scott VanSoest, Monticello, Ryan (Margie) Jones, Lafayette, Erin (Bill) Noakes, Logansport; five great-grandchildren, Ainslee VanSoest, Anniston VanSoest, Gwenevieve Jones, Isabelle Noakes, Gabe Noakes; childhood best friend, Ivan Logan, Royal Center; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Melvin was preceded in death by two brothers, Maurice and Clarence, eight sisters, Jennetta Bauerly, Anna Wilcox, Verna VanSoest, Mabel Reeves, Gertrude Hayden Little, Cornelia VanSoest, Lealla Pullium and twin sister, Mildred Taylor.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at the Gundrum Funeral home with Pastor Mark Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in the Thompson Cemetery near Royal Center with full military rites by the Cass County Honor Guard.
A visitation will be on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. at the Gundrum Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Christian Church or Millers Merry Manor activities fund.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Millers Merry Manor and especially those on the Boulevard who became like family.
You may sign Melvin’s guest book and send the family condolences at

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