Melvin A. Reimers passed way September 22nd, 2018 at his home in
Eagle. He is survived by his children Shannon Jones and Jeff Reimers (Susan);
grandchildren Zachary Jones (Megan), Airielle Moore (Justin), Aaron Reimers
(Libby), and April Reimers (Simon Burnworth); plus four great grandchildren and
many dear friends, nieces, and nephews.
Melvin Alfred Reimers was born on March 14
, 1934 in
Pearl, Idaho, to Otto and Lina Reimers. He was the youngest of three brothers
and also had six beautiful sisters. Often known as “Little Red” while growing
up in the small town of Atlanta, Idaho, Mel and his family would eventually
move to Eagle, Idaho, and graduated from Eagle High School as class president
in 1953. He married the love of his life, Marjorie Ellen Packer, the following
year. He was drafted that same year into the Army, and was stationed in
Pittsburgh, PA for most of that time. He retired as a respected Captain in the
Boise Fire Department in 1990 and continued custom hardwood flooring for a few
years following. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Marge, in
2012; his parents and siblings.
Mel was a “Natural” from his early childhood and even as an adult:
he excelled as an athlete, a hunter and fisherman, a master carpenter, a
leader, but most importantly, as a wonderful husband, father, and friend. We’ll
miss his beautiful smile and sense of humor, warmth and kindness, infectious
laugh, hilarious hunting and fishing tales, and the way he would light up when
someone spoke of his wife, kids, or grandkids.
Services will be held at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel at 5400 W.
Fairview Avenue in Boise, Idaho 83706 on
September 27th at 1:00PM
Burial will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery.