Karl Peter Henry William Melms was reunited with his wife Rosemary Melms (nee Baumgarten) on October 27, 2022 at the age of 85.
Loving dad of Peter (Kate) Melms, Christine Melms-Baxter and James (Sue Bush) Melms. Proud grandpa of Michael (Antoinette), Michelle, Luke (Pam), David (Laura) and Jonathan. Great grandfather of Jake, Nevaeh, Aiden, Carson, Ava Riley, Jordan and Sage. Brother of Fred (the late Beverly), Carolyn (the late John), Susan and Richard (Pinky). Also loved by lots of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Viola Melms, and sibling Thomas (Sandy) Melms.
Karl retired at the age of 75 from Manheim Milwaukee Auto Auction. Karl had a great love for baseball and played the position of pitcher for the church league and Manheim. Karl shared his passion for gardening and collecting sports cards, coins and rocks with his family.
The family would like to thank Brighton Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Karl and the family in his final weeks. We would also like to thanks Pam RN at Franciscan Place for her compassion and kindness at the end of his life.
A private Life Celebration Service was held on Saturday, November 12, 2022.