Jean Elizabeth Melter
November 3, 1943 - June 30, 2019
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Hales Corners Lutheran Church
12300 West Janesville Road
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Saturday 7/6, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Service
Hales Corners Lutheran Church
12300 West Janesville Road
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Saturday 7/6, 11:00 am
Memorial

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

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…

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Danny Grimes left a message on July 7, 2019:
The Distance by Danny Grimes I composed this poem for my loving mother and offered it to her eternal spirit this past Saturday. Love you, mama. ++++++++++++++++++++++++ Yesterday I walked a road That long and winding went Beside the sea encircling A field of autumns’ golden scent To sea a distant tempest reel’d And shoals among the shallows To land a mist draped dream Of amber furrows fallow From the seaside height I saw A lonely sloop upon the foam A woman pale and beautiful Steer’d to a distant home I fretted now upon my path For fear she may not see The gathering storm clouds’ roiling wrath Stalking on her lee Then from the misty shroud Appear’d a tower bright and tall Unbent by endless battering A star upon its crystal brow My gaze returned now once again To pilot, ship and sea untamed Her hand was sure, the light was true Her compass ably aimed She steered upon the dancing waves As if on glassy seas Neither storm nor stony shore Barred her way to eternity For she was once as I was now And walked this road for me A lighthouse keeper duty bound To raise a lamp above the sea She kept me safe as houses As her mother did before Her beacon lit the trembling dark Beyond the oceans door So I must now take up the post And light this lamp for her To cross that glorious distance To a better, greener shore
Michael & Carol Knight left a message on July 5, 2019:
Our churches were linked for many years - as part of the New Hope Larger Parish and then as a two-point charge. Jean was a talented and dedicated organist for many occasions. We extend our sympathy to Joe and to Jean's extended family. Michael and Carol Knight, Yorkville United Methodist Church
DeDee & Preston left a message on July 3, 2019:
We have been blessed to know Jean for seven years. That is not a long time, but she was a dearly loved friend and traveling buddy. She was a special lady and we are thankful for the quality friendship we had with her and Joe. We love you Jean
Ray Engelhardt left a message on July 3, 2019:
My thoughts are with you Joe. Take care my friend and God bless.
Krause Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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