Melvin Blaue


Melvin Williams Blaue of Montgomery City, passed away on June 3, 2023, at the age of 88.

Melvin was born on March 3, 1935 in Wellsville to Alfred and Emma (Williams) Blaue. He graduated from Wellsville High School and went on to serve a total of six years in the Missouri Army National Guard. He served three years actively working as a cook and three years in the reserves. 

Melvin was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville and was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville. He has since remained a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church. On August 24, 2002, at Grace Lutheran, he married his loving wife, Marjorie (Freie) Blaue.

Mr. Blaue worked at the Wellsville Fire Brick Company for many years until his retirement. He also farmed and had a great fondness for restoring old tractors. 

Melvin was a talented woodworker, enjoyed riding motorcycles and boating at Mark Twain and loved to travel with Marjorie. He had a great sense of humor, was known for his kind and gentle soul and will be missed dearly.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Freie) Blaue; stepson, Karl (Tammy) Baker of Montgomery City; eight step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; nieces, Linda (Sam) Smith of Irvington, Ill. and her family and Lisa (Kevin) Knipfel of Jonesburg and her family; sisters-in-law, Carroll McDermit of Mexico (Audrain County), Janet (Charles) Schaefer of Montgomery City; brothers-in-law, Jim (Lyn) Freie of Seymour (Webster County) and Ed Carline of Montgomery City; and a host of cousins.

Mr. Blaue was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Emma Blaue; infant brother, Norman; sister, Jeanette Carline; stepdaughter, Nancy Morris; and great niece, Laura Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 8 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wellsville with Reverend Luke Wolters officiating. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will follow at Montgomery City Cemetery in Montgomery City. Pallbearers include Karl Baker, John Baker, Zachary Baker, Isaiah Baker, Kevin Knipfel and Ryan Knipfel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Lutheran Church in care of Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, Missouri 63361.