Obit: Melvin, Donna Mae (1954 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Melvin, Bergerson, Brekke, Melbinger, Schnabel, Grimm, Stillman, Lueneburg


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 17, 2010 

Melvin, Donna Mae (7 August 1954 - 9 February 2010)  

Donna Melvin, 55, of Neillsville died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010,a t her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Donna Mae Melvin was born Aug. 7, 1954, in Winona, MN, the daughter of Thomas and Geraldine (Bergerson) Brekke.  As a young child, Donna’s family moved to Eau Claire, where she was raised. She graduated from Memorial High School in 1972.  After high school she worked at the courthouse in Eau Claire County.  She met Michael Richard Melvin Feb. 17, 1973 and they were united in marriage Sept. 8, 1973, in Eau Claire.  Later they moved to Neillsville.  Donna worked for about a year and a half at the Nelson Muffler Factory. Then she took some time off from working outside the home to care for her children. In the mid-90’s she stated working for Gunderson Home Health Care out of La Crosse.  She worked there until her health forced her to retire.  In her spare time, Donna enjoyed baking and cake decorating. 

She is survived by her husband, Michael; four sons, Shannon (Amy) Melvin and their children, Noble and Rowan, Kevin (Kara) Melvin and their children, Hannah, Ava and Brady, Jason (Jodi) Melvin and their child, Madison, Cory (Jessica) Melvin and their children, Skyler and Payton, all of Neillsville; daughter, Stacy (Cam) Melbinger and their child, Riley, of Marshfield; two sisters, Lois (Don) Schnabel and their child, Heidi (Troy) Grimm and son, Bryce, of Marshfield, and Sally Stillman and her children, Steven, Shane, Samuel, and Scott, of Eau Claire; two brothers, Jim (Donna) Brekke and their children, James and Torbjorn, of Eau Claire and Paul (Pam) Brekke of Withee. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

A memorial service for Donna was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Zion American Lutheran Church in Granton.  Pastor Keith Lueneburg officiated.  Music was provided by Jim Brekke, soloist. 

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