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Melvyn "Mel" Kistner

Obituary for Melvyn "Mel" Kistner

May 16, 1954 - July 3, 2018
Elyria, Ohio | Age 64

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother


Melvyn P. Kistner "Mel", 64, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake surrounded by his family. He was born May 16, 1954 in Lorain.
Melvyn graduated from Brookside High School, Class of 1973. He spent his entire career in management for the automotive industry. His passions were Cleveland sports, golfing, boating, and Harley Davidsons. Spending time with his wife Susie, the love of his life and his family was very important to him.
Mr. Kistner is survived by his wife Susan (nee Kirkcaldy); children Christopher (Emily) Quinn of Eastlake, Kevyn (Amy) Kistner of Mentor-on-the-Lake, and Danielle (Brendan) Bartel of Mentor; grandchildren Addison, Elijah, Alaina; sister Lee (Ralph) Lattig of Leslie, MI and brother Doug (Rita) Kistner of Sheffield Lake; many nieces and nephews; his dog Max and cat Mia.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Ruth Wagner, Janet O'Neil, Margie Carek, Judy Borer, Paula Moran; brother Fred Kistner; parents Fredrick and Alida Kistner (nee Geel).
Friends may call 4-8pm Sunday, July 8 at Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake. Catholic Funeral Mass will be 1pm, Monday, July 9 at St. Joseph Church, 32946 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake. Reverend Father Ron Wearsh will officiate.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. To leave online condolences to the family, go to

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