Melvin L. Croucher, 92, Osage City: March 28, 1927 – Nov. 23, 2019 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Melvin L. Croucher, 92, Osage City: March 28, 1927 – Nov. 23, 2019

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Melvin L. Croucher, 92, passed away Nov. 23, 2019, at Clarehouse Hospice, Tulsa, Okla. He was born March 28, 1927, in Osage City, Kan., the son of Fred and Mabel (Plackett) Croucher.

Melvin graduated from Osage City High School. After high school, he proudly served with United States Navy.

He was joined in marriage to Pauline Savaiano, May 26, 1951, in Osage City. She preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 2011. To this union, three children were raised, Nancy, Donna and Steve.

Mel owned and operated a filling station in Osage City for many years, and later worked at Hallmark Cards.

He is survived by his two daughters, Nancy (Mike) Weddle, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Donna Bridenstine, Tulsa; and eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mel was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Steve Croucher; and brother, Glenn Croucher.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Osage City. Family will receive friends 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City. Burial will take place in Osage City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Post 198 and sent to VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at

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