Koops Funeral Chapel


Melvin Kellogg

August 4, 1943April 29, 2021
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Melvin H. Kellogg, 77, of Woodland passed on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing, MI. Mel was born in Woodland to Louis and Iris (Surine) Kellogg on August 4th, 1943. Mel was a lifelong resident of the area. He had a love of cars and loved to talk about, work on them or just look at them. Mel worked for many years at GM doing body repair on brand new cars and was very good at that. He was a devoted father, husband and friend. Mel's love and friendship will be missed. His wife Marie Kellogg, children Kenneth Kellogg and Deanna (Dirk) Gardner, grandson Brendan Gardner, brother Kim (Anna) Kellogg, along with several nieces and nephews, will dearly miss Mel. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Cecil Van Sickle. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 12noon until 1pm at Koops Funeral Chapel, with graveside services held immediately following at Woodland Memorial Park in Woodland. Due to CoVid restrictions we are limited to 25 people at the funeral chapel for visitation and ask that all guests wear masks and observe social distancing. Please bring a chair for the graveside services to help maintain social distance. Be sure to leave a message for the family on so that it can be printed in a memory book.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Graveside Services

    Thursday, May 6, 2021


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Amy Betts

May 7, 2021

My beloved Uncle Mel...Oh how I'm going to miss greeting him with a big hug and the smile on his face!! There was never a lack of conversation w/ Uncle Mel, especially when it came to car talk! I will always carry with me and cherish the knowledge he has shared w/ me during those conversations. Yes, he will be greatly missed from here on out, but I am so thankful and grateful for the 47 years that God blessed me with my Uncle Mel!!

Deanna Kellogg

May 6, 2021

Melvin, where do I start.
You were the first one to welcome me into the family, when Ken and I were dating.
You helped me many times fix my car when I had no one else.
So glad when I always saw you and Marie, we always had a kiss, hug and I love you.
I have way too many memories to write here.
I felt like sometimes I was the Christina you never knew. We were the same age, I think and our birthdays were 10 days apart.
So happy you received gods grace and mercy before it was too late, all you had to do is ask for it, it was there the whole time guiding you through you life and helping others.
You are one of gods greatest gifts.
Love you!

Gretchen Everett

May 5, 2021

Melvin was my dads “best” friend & (a great one) at that! He was the kind favorite neighbor any of us could go too if we needed help. Mel’ looked out for me growing up knowing I have vision restrictions so that I didn’t get hurt when I would go around the lake. Melvin was someone that cared and I pray he is now being cared for by Jesus♥️. May the Lord give Marie, Kenny, & DeeDee comfort at this time. Love, Gretchen Everett

Gayla Kienutske

May 4, 2021

Melvin and Al spent most every morning together for the last 2-3 years before Al passed, and I saw Melvin on most of those days. So I enjoyed visiting with Melvin for the last year + because he reminded me of my Al and made me feel somehow that Al was still near! I thank him for his friendship of both Al and myself, his stories and memories of Al, and appreciate the part he had in Al's life as a life long friend!
To Melvin's family, who are also very special to me I want you to know that I share in your loss and grief, but rejoice that he is at home now! He is with all his friends. No more fear, no more pain. Only a love like you can't even feel in this world and the joy of being in the presence of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ! There, our loved ones await our arrival.
Praise God!

Vivian Reynolds

May 3, 2021

Sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. Melvin, his sister, Cecil, and I were playmates, many, many years ago, and rode the school bus together. Prayers for his family. May he rest in peace.

Randy Shance

May 3, 2021

Very sorry for your loss. Many memories of being in Jason’s garage and catching up on stories with Melvin and the gang. Melvin was a great person.

Dee Gardner

May 2, 2021

A few words about my wonderful loving dad:

At a time of such great loss, and grief, I would like to pay tribute and honor to a most wonderful person, my dad, Melvin Kellogg.
I have floodgates of memories that all seem to be so sharp and clear in my mind, so many, that pages couldn’t contain them all. Melvin was my step-dad, from when I was very young, though never once did I ever feel like I wasn’t loved like I was his very own. He was my advice giver, when I needed direction, my comforter when I struggled and felt sadness, helper, in time of need, and celebrator in all my accomplishments. There was never a time I needed him that he wasn’t there. He worked hard his whole life, and always took care of his family. I am glad God saw fit to make him my dad, without him , I wouldn’t have had a steady father in my life. His imprint on shaping my life, is a deep one. So much of who he was will forever be engraved in who I am and have grown up to be.
His love was unconditional, and he always put others ahead of himself, he was humble , gentle, and so ,so kind.
A favorite memory of mine, every Friday without fail, because it was payday, he would bring my brother and myself our favorite candy bars, it may not seem like much, but to us it was the world and I know he enjoyed the joy and excitement it brought to us.
He also Loved, Loved, Loved cars!!! If there ever was a mechanical problem, he was the go to, he always seemed to know what was wrong. He was like a car magician 😇And if you had a dent, he knew how to make it look like new again!
I never lacked anything growing up, from my first Walkman radio, my first bicycle, my first car, to him giving me away on my wedding day, and all the stuff in between, he was there for all of it. 🥰
I Love you dad ,and will never stop missing you and your kind voice that always brought me peace. Enjoy Heaven and all God has waiting for you!

Love always , til we meet again,

Dee Dee

Sandy Tomaro

May 1, 2021

Marie and family,
Melvin was such a nice guy and he will be missed. May God bless you and your family at this sad time😪
Love you all,
Sandy and family