Sunday, March 08, 2009

Grandpa

Melvin Wiese
b. 11/6/1925   -   d. 3/6/2009
  Melvin Edward Wiese, age 83, of Chesterton, IN passed away on Friday March 6, 2009 at the Waters of Duneland in Chesterton, IN. Melvin was born on November 6, 1925 in Vergas, Minnesota to Herman F. & Ella (Lachowitzer) Wiese. On January 31, 1949 in Sycamore, IL he married Donna Brotcke. Directly after WWII, he was a telegraph operator for the EJ&E railroad. Melvin was the respected owner of Mel’s Floor Service in Hobart, he was a member of St. Patrick Church, the Knights of Colombus and the Hobart V.F.W., he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is survived by his wife Donna of Chesterton, IN, sons; Mark E. (Terrie) Wiese of Terre Haute, IN & Joel F. (Paula) Wiese of Chesterton, IN, daughters; Rebeca (Randall) Potter of Menomonee Falls, WI & Margaret Wang of Carlisle, MA, 6 grandchildren; Mary (Jim) Post, Mark Jr. Wiese, Jennifer Potter, Andrew Potter, Katherine (Rick) Hurckes & Andrea Wiese, 1 great grandson Michael D. Morgan. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, brother Vernon Wiese & sister Eleanora Leff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday March 10, 2009 at 1:00pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church 638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN. A visitation will be held on Monday March 9, 2009 from 3:00 until 8:00pm at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

2 comments:

Liz said...

I'm sorry, honey. I wish I could make it to the funeral, but it's impossible to take a full day off during the last week of the quarter. I love you and hope you are doing alright.

Ed Wiese said...

It was a beautiful service. I havent seen him look that good for a long time. When I can, I will post all of out pics on my facebook page.