SSGT Melvin Mel Logan

  • Born: December 30, 1931
  • Died: June 24, 2020
  • Location: San Marcos, California

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Enlisted 1956

Message From The Family

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SSGT USMC Melvin (Mel) Logan
Born December 30th, 1931, in Prairie Township, White County, Illinois, USA and passed on June 24th 2020, San Marcos, San Diego County, California USA

Loving Husband of 62 years to Gerda Logan (nee Groiss)

Mel served proudly 20 years active duty in the US Marines, with another ten served in the Marine Corps Reserves, for a total of 30 years dedicated to the US Marine Corps. He saw duty in Vietnam, Okinawa, going to places his family could not follow, and though they did go when he served at El Toro Marine Base, he lived over 60 years in San Diego County which he came to call home.

Survived by sister Virginia "Ginny" Andry. Preceded from this life by his brothers and sisters, John "Jack" A Logan, Ermine "Erma" Logan Clifford, Mary Lena "Lena" Logan Vaupel and Franklin Mitchell "Mitch" Logan.

Mel was a loving and devoted father to his four children: Julia Logan Newbern, Stephen Logan, John and his wife, Carolyn Logan, Richard and his wife, Tricia Logan.

A proud Grandfather to David Newbern, Krysta Newbern Donaghue and her husband, Mark, Erik Newbern and his wife, Chelsea, Jonathan Newbern, Ryan Conley-Logan, Jason Conley-Logan, Kristopher Logan, Brittany Logan, Joshua Logan, Sean Logan, Ayden Logan and Reagan Logan, and blessed with his great-grandchildren, Hailey Donaghue, Juliana Donaghue, Mark Donaghue Jr, Riley Newbern, Olivia Donaghue Wilkey, Colin Donaghue and Kaitlin Donaghue.

Mel was very fond of cat-fishing and would travel from California to Evansville, Indiana to enjoy time with his family and partake in his favorite pastime.

"Oh what stories could be told about the one that got away".

Melvin will be sadly missed and forever in the hearts of family and friends. Semper Fi Marine - Till Valhalla.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm Tommy Barbers son I remember being a little kid going to your mom and dads house almost every thanksgiving or Christmas or just driving by to say hi I remember every time I would leave their house saying goodbye uncle Mel would pick me up in the air and say goodbye. I keep getting old and older ever year and it got to a point were I got too big for him to pick me up I remember the day he couldn't pick me up anymore and it would make me sad but I wouldn't show it because I was still able to say goodbye and I learned that, that just part of life the younger is going to get older and the older is going to get older... rest easy uncle Mel

Posted by Anthony Barber - Escondido, CA - Family   July 29, 2020

Dad, Mom asked me to post the poem I wrote you for your birthday in 2007, but it's too long, so I'm just posting the link to it. It's called, "THE TREE"

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10164005455235061&id=552710060

Posted by Julia Newbern - San Marcos, CA - Daughter   July 05, 2020

Im proud that Ive met Mel. My thoughts are with you, the family on the other side of the ocean. So far, vut near in my heart.

Posted by Roswitha Moser - Austria/EU - Family   July 01, 2020

Well Now what? Where do I call now? Is there a Party line where you are?
I have the words you say to me,every time I call, going over and over in my mind.
Question, "How are you today"?
You would ALWAYS Reply, " Just as aggravated and contrary as ever!"
"Well you are a Brat" my friend and I will love you for that and your sassy way for ever and ever.
RIP my dear father in law. I love you, Always xoxo

Posted by Carolyn Logan Logan - Escondido, CA - Family   June 28, 2020

Well Now what? Where do I call now? Is there a Party line where you are?
I have the words you say to me,every time I call, going over and over in my mind.
Question, "How are you today"?
You would ALWAYS Reply, " Just as aggravated and contrary as ever!"
"Well you are a Brat" my friend and I will love you for that and your sassy way for ever and ever.
RIP my dear father in law. I love you, Always xoxo

Posted by Carolyn Logan Logan - Escondido, CA - Family   June 28, 2020

Dad, we'll take care of Mom, she loves you and misses you. We all love you.

Posted by Julia Newbern - San Marcos, CA - Daughter   June 27, 2020


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Enlisted 1956
Aviation course
tour
High school
Melvin Logan
San Diego Logan Family Mel and Gerda 60 yr wedding anniversary

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