Gifford “Sonny” William Meling, 73, of Yakima died Saturday at Cottage in the Meadow. Mr. Meling was born in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Survivors include his wife, Velma Mae Meling of Yakima; two sons, Jerry Meling of Lexington, Ky., and Joe Meling of Wisconsin; a daughter, Jeannette Bergren of Selah; a brother, Gordon Lee Meling of Blaine; two sisters, Beverly Hudson and Zenith Simard, both of the Seattle area; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

A celebration of life will be at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 29 at Central Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.