Melvin Lee "Mel" Korthauer

December 2, 1927February 22, 2014

Funeral services for Mel Korthauer are scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Francis Episcopal Church in Tyler , Texas

Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St Francis Episcopal Church.

Mel passed away Saturday afternoon in Tyler. He was born on December 2, 1927 in Burton, Texas to Alvin A. and Selma Wilkening Korthauer. Mel served in the U. S. Army Air Corps, was in the Elks Club and was very active at St. Francis Espicopal Church where he was involved in the “Mens Group”, Usher, Vestry and the “Out to Lunch Bunch”. Mel was a Counselor at the San Antonio Jr. College for many years before moving to Tyler to enjoy retirement and spend time with friends, family and especially Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife Patricia Ray Korthauer.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law- Russell (Rusty)and Julie Korthauer – Tyler, TX. Four grandchildren, Alyssa, Ryan, Blake and Clay. Two sisters – Shirley Prenzler of Burton, Texas and Margie Haar of Houston, Texas.

Pallbearers will be: Doyle Parker, Glenwood Prenzler, Bob Krahn and his four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church or the charities of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 25, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Melvin Lee "Mel" Korthauer

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Mairi Krausse

February 26, 2014

Really good friend of ours. My husband and I went to church with him. He was such a sweet man, always cheerful and helpful. We'll miss him so much!

February 25, 2014

Mel was the best neighbor anyone could have. He always had a warm smile and friendly "hello", plus a clever joke or quip to make me laugh. He would often ask if there was anything he could help with. I witnessed what a dedicated and loving husband he was to Pat through thick and thin. But, what meant the most to me was Mel's compassion and support in attending my own father's funeral last August. He was of the same generation as my parents and he demonstrated the morals, values and strength of character as others in "The Greatest Generation". I miss him tremendously. My prayers for his family include finding happiness and peacefulness in knowing that Mel is now in the presence of the Lord and his beloved wife, Pat.

In Christ,
Elisa Nicholson

Lloyd James Funeral Home

February 24, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this time.