Melvin J. Hentges


Melvin J. Hentges, a lifelong-resident of Jordan, Melvin Joseph Hentges was 78 years young when he passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, October 24, 2013, at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home.

 The visitation will be on Monday, October 28, from 4-8 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Jordan Chapel and one hour prior to the mass at the church.

 The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, October 29 at 11 am, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Jordan. Father Timothy Yanta will preside.

 Mel will be laid to rest at St. John Calvary Cemetery, Jordan, with full military honors provided by the Jordan Vets Honor Guard.

 Memorials will be distributed in Mel’s memory by the family

 Deeply missed and remembered always by those who loved Mel, wife of 55 years, Ellen of Jordan; children, Jim (spouse, Susan) Hentges of New Prague, Shelley (spouse, Mark) Pauly of Jordan, Jon (spouse, Mari) Hentges of Carver, Barry (spouse, Trisha) Hentges of New Prague, Beth Hentges of Jordan; 14 grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Charles Sargent of Colorado, Tom Panek of Prior Lake; sister-in-law, Shirley Hentges of Jordan and many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and devoted friends.



Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation Services served the Hentges family with honor, care and compassion.