PRATT — Larry Glen Melson, 75, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. He was born June 27, 1944 in Pratt, Kansas to Everett and Mildred (Hildebrand) Melson. On May 21, 1988, he married Rahnee (Kazanjian) Melson in Reno, Nevada.

Larry was a member of the United States Navy, BPOE Pratt Elks Lodge No. 1451, American Legion Post No. 86 where he was a commander three times, and started the American Legion Riders in Pratt and was third in the state. He loved Harleys and was passionate about many things.

He is survived by his wife, Rahnee of Preston; daughters, Cherylan (Reggy) Mendenhall of Pratt and DeeDee (Erin) Appling of Grants Pass, Oregon; son, Larry Dean Melson of Alabama; sister, Jenetta of Colorado; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and nephews, John, Dan and Joe Melson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Harry, Everett Jr., and Gerald Melson.

Cremation has taken place. Friends may sign the book Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Larrison Mortuary. Inurnment with Navy Honors will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.

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