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Melvin Jerome Colliander

January 5, 1946 ~ January 17, 2021 (age 75)


Melvin Jerome Colliander, 75, of Surprise AZ passed away Sunday, January 17 at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ.  He was born on January 5, 1946 to the late Chester and Shirley (Anderson) in Rush City,MN.  He graduated from Rush City High School in 1964, and went on to enroll at the Atlantic Airline School in Kansas City MO, graduating in 1964.  On July 1, 1967 he married Vicki Latisch in Sheboygan, WI.

Mel instilled a love of travel in his family and enjoyed sharing his passion with others, through a lifelong career in the airline industry, owning travel agencies, and in sales with other travel companies.

Mel is survived by his spouse of 53 years; daughters Kristen Patterson, husband Gary, and daughter Sophia of Stevensville MD; Lael Delvo and husband Ken of Port Orchard, WA, and a sister, Maureen Davis and husband John of Surprise AZ.

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