Bion Earl Melton, age 100, of Spooner, WI, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Spooner Health.
Bion was born March 11, 1922, in Sioux City, IA, to parents Earl and Carrie (Dickerson) Melton. At the age of five the family moved to Spooner where Bion attended school in Anah. At 16 Bion began mechanic work which would turn into a lifelong passion. He worked at many auto shops in the Spooner area and spent most of his career running Bion’s Auto Repair in Shell Lake. Bion married the love of his life Olive Johnson on June 1, 1944. Bion retired in 1986 but that didn’t stop him from his work, he kept working on motorcycles and boat motors at home. Bion enjoyed fishing, hunting both locally and out west, riding motorcycles, and fixing boat motors.
Bion is survived by his children Larry (Diana) Melton, Judy (Louis) Snowbank, Sharon (John) Schultz, Delray (Lori) Melton, Brad (JoAnne) Melton, and Renee (Bob) Kobertanz; brother, Gene Melton; sisters, Lilly Melton and June Mueller; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Olive; children, Roger and Darrell Melton; and brothers Ed and Charles Melton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday May 11, 2022, at the Spooner Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at the Spooner Cemetery.