Official Obituary of

Melvin L Buchanan

February 18, 1938 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Melvin Buchanan Obituary

Melvin “Mel” Buchanan, 86, of Sparta (formerly Thomasville, PA) passed away on Friday, March 15, 2024 at his home. He was born February 18, 1938 in Pennsylvania.

He married Erna Jane “EJ” Schuster on October 12, 1969.

Mel leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Erna Jane “EJ”; daughter Kaye Ann (Gary) Caulum; three grandchildren, Phillip, Bryan, and Valerie; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Joe.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Gundersen Hospice for their caring support.

No services will be held at this time.

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