He was born on July 23, 1931, the fourth oldest child of Henry Jacob and Gladys Vaye (Lewis) Greuter.
His whole life was spent in farming. Without veterinary training, his expertise and know how in treating animals was extraordinary.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Waunita; two brothers, Eugene and Cecil; a sister, Zelma; a grandson, Jeremy; and a great-grandson, Alex.
He is survived by his sons, Lonnie and Melvin Lynn and their daughters, Jessica, Sarah and Mandy; three great-grandchildren and lots of nieces and nephews; two brothers, Bob and Garold; and his sisters, Aleeta, Donnie, Bonnie, Sharon and Shirley. He will be greatly missed, much so by close treasured friends Della Thomas and Sherry and Christopher Thomas.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 26, 2016, at Dutch Cemetery near Cabool, Missouri. Interment will be in Dutch Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.