Mr. Melvin Eugene Flanders

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“I worked with Mel at Polk County. Last year we both were on the same Honor Flight into Washington DC. We will sincerely miss him and always enjoyed...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“We are very sorry to hear of Mel's passing. So glad we got to meet him and visit a little at the wedding. We will keep you in our prayers. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Carl and Carol Breeding - IA

“Rick and I were deeply saddened to hear about Mel. We both had the privilege of knowing and working with Mel for several years at Polk County. He...Read More »
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4 of 11 | Posted by: Trish Ferguson(Flanders)

“My condolences to Mel's family. I'm his first cousin, daughter of Arnold and Marjorie (Flanders) Conrad. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Gloria Conrad - Urbandale, IA

“Chris and I came to know Mel and Karen when we purchased their home 2 years ago. As we went through the process and after, we got to know the...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Tabatha McKay - Polk City, IA

“So sorry to hear of Mel's passing. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed chatting with him. When my kids were younger we would ride the bike...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Darrin Eilander - Ankeny, IA

“Our sincere condolences to the Flanders family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Your neighbor.. - IA

“Mel and Karen Flanders were the best neighbors we ever had. Mel helped me on many farm projects and was always there to help when requested. He...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: John Gonner - Polk City, IA

“Condolances to the Flanders family. I worked w/Mel for several years at Polk County. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: LINDA SINCLAIR - ANKENY, IA

“I was so sorry to hear/read of Mel's death. He was a good guy. I have so many good memories of the years I babysat for them. They were a great...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Vicki Miller - Ankeny, IA


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Melvin E. Flanders, 73, of Ankeny (formerly Polk City) passed away August 1, 2018 due to complications of Congestive Heart Failure and several system complications of "Agent Orange"
A visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018, with a memorial service at 1:00 p.m., at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 n Ankeny Blvd)

He was born April 2, 1945 in Keota, Iowa, and grew up in Polk City. He married Karen Holseid in 1966, and he couple had 3 children.
Mel served in the Army in Vietnam, and the American Legion, Post #232.
He worked as a housing inspector for Polk County until his retirement.

Mel is survived by his wife, Karen; children, Tina (Tony) Biery, Angela (Terry) Swiggum, and Chad (Tommie) Flanders; 7 grandchildren, Tori Flanders, Hunter Best, Jonathan Oakland, Toni Jean Biery, Ryan (Bethany) Flanders, Chase Flanders, and Megan Flanders; and a brother Marvin (Trish) Flanders of New Mexico.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Puppy Jake Foundation.