Obit: Klinger, Melva J. (1933 - 2019)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brandner, Brost, Dassow, Frischmann, Juza, Klinger, Krug, Laher, Nelson, Nowak, Zuleger

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 1/25/2019

Klinger, Melva J. (Brandner) (23 MAY 1933 - 23 JAN 2019)

Melva J. Klinger, 85, of Medford, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at home, surrounded by family, under the care of home hospice.

Melva was born on May 23, 1933 to Edward, Sr. and Edna (Frischmann) Brandner in Medford. She married Otto Klinger, Jr. on May 10, 1952 at OLPH Catholic Church in Whittlesey, he survives.

Together, Melva and Otto worked on the family farm for 42 years until retirement in 1993.
In her spare time Melva enjoyed gardening, mowing lawn, and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Melva is survived by her children, Thomas Klinger and Patricia Nelson both of Medford; grandchildren, Matthew Klinger, Kyle (Silvia) Krug, Nicholas (Carrie Dassow) Klinger, Adam (Sara) Klinger, and Kelsey (Ryan) Brost; 5 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Ruth Zuleger of Medford, Ethel Laher of Medford, Sharon Nowak of La Follette, TN, Delbert Brandner of Medford, Edward Brandner, Jr. of Tomahawk, and sister-in-law Janice Brandner of Medford. She is further survived by many other family and friends.

Melva is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Harvey and Roger Brandner.

A Funeral Mass for Melva will take place at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Father Phil Juza officiating. Burial will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the time of Mass at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donation in Melva’s name may be given to her family for use at a later designation.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements.

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