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Melvin Joel Holman "Mel"

June 16, 1948 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Melvin Holman "Mel" Obituary

Melvin Joel Holman "Mel", age 75, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away peacefully at St. Marys Hospital on January 17th, 2024.

He is survived by his children: Stacey Holman, Joel Holman, the mother of his children Sandra Holman, grandchildren: Marisa, Alexander, Dylan and great-grandchild Emmitt. He is also survived by siblings: Danny Holman, John (Stacy) Gaffney, Kimberley "Sissy" Wittig, Timmy Gaffney; sister in law's: Susan Holman and Sharon Stevens. Melvin is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and good friend Amanda (Jerry) Williams.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sherry and his parents: Eldon Holman, Sr. and Betty Holman Gaffney; brothers: Eldon Holman Jr. and Phillip Holman.

Melvin was a proud Vietnam Veteran who served in the United States Army and was a Purple Heart Recipient. He loved riding Harley Davidsons and playing guitar.

Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday January 24th, 2024 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8941 Kleinman Rd (one block south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN from 2:00pm-6:00pm with a Military Service beginning at 5:30pm.

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January 24, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Military Honors
January 24, 2024

5:30 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322


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