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Jean Elizabeth Melter

November 3, 1943 - June 30, 2019

Jean Melter, 75, of New Berlin, WI passed away June 30, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. A life-long reader and book-lover, Jean enjoyed her career as an elementary school librarian serving the children of the Kenosha Unified District until she retired. Beyond being a devoted Wisconsin-first sports fan Jean …read more

Jean Melter, 75, of New Berlin, WI passed away June 30, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. A life-long reader and book-lover, Jean enjoyed her career as an elementary school librarian serving the children of the Kenosha Unified District until she retired. Beyond being a devoted Wisconsin-first sports fan Jean was also an avid athlete: enjoying golf, tennis and exercise several times a week. Jean travelled extensively in retirement seeing most of the United States, Europe, and Australia. At home she kept herself busy with family, friends, music, and cultivating a fantastic flower garden. She was a member of the Paris Corners United Methodist Church for many years and served as an organist for over 52 years. After PCUMC closed its doors, she became a faithful member of Hales Corners Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, Joe as well as brother Gary and his wife, Jean. She is also survived by sons Danny, Michael, and Brian, their wives and 7 grandchildren. She follows her mother Elizabeth and father Peter into eternal rest with her Lord. Her decision to enter hospice offered Jean and those closest to her an opportunity to gather and share their love without distraction.

Memorial Gathering at Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 West Janesville Road, Hales Corners, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM. Memorial service at 11:00 AM.

Special thanks to the cancer treatment teams at MD Anderson in Gilbert, AZ and Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, WI for their unflagging efforts to bring comfort to Jean and her family.

In place of flowers, donations in Jean’s name to American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and Hales Corners Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

 

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. You will always be remembered and loved.”

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Service Information

Gathering Information

Hales Corners Lutheran Church

Address:

12300 West Janesville Road
Hales Corners, WI 53130

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Service Information

Hales Corners Lutheran Church

Address:

12300 West Janesville Road
Hales Corners, WI 53130

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM

Memorial Information

In place of flowers, donations in Jean’s name to American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and Hales Corners Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

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