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Visitation:

Saturday, January 6, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 4th Street SW
Altoona, Iowa

Service:

Saturday, January 6, 2018
12:00 pm
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 4th Street SW
Altoona, Iowa

Disposition:

Burial
Altoona Cemetery
Altoona, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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Cheryl Melander

Cheryl Melander, 70, passed away December 30, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born December 1, 1947, in Cresco, Iowa, to Otto and Marcella Zahasky. Cheryl and her husband lived in Brick, NJ for 36 years where they raised their two children. They then retired in Altoona, IA.

Cheryl enjoyed crafts, especially quilting, sewing, weaving, and knitting. Above all else, she treasured her family and their time spent together.

Cheryl is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Danne Melander; daughter, Carrie (Jason) Long of Bowie, MD; son, Mike Melander of Denver, CO; grandchildren, Natalie and Jamie Long; sibings, Dale Zahasky of Cresco, IA, Elaine (Craig) Bencke and Connie (Terry) Zuck, both of Altoona, IA and Larry (Jane) Zahasky of Yukon, OK; numerous nieces and nephews; Danne’s extended family, as well as other loving relatives and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018, with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m., at Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th Street SW in Altoona. Burial will follow at Altoona Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of your choice in loving memory of Cheryl.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com