Merlin Melchert, 81, passed away peacefully from natural causes in his home early morning Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023.
After a long battle with chronic lung disease being hospitalized in January 2023, and in nursing facility until June 8th
He was born October 2, 1941, the son of late Antone and Theresa (Doxtator) Melchert. On March 16th, 2023 Merlin and his wife , Elaine Melchert (who passed away May 21, 2023) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She was a dedicated caregiver for him until her last day and the solid fountain of her family, as Tami his daughter took over caregiver duties until his last day,.
Merlin retired in February 2005 from Tecumseh Die Cast Division in Sheboygan Falls: after 35 years, In Sheboygan the couple operated their own business M&M Radio Center from 1977-1986: Built their own home in 1979 and 2005 moved to their retirement home in De Pere.
Merlin enjoyed fishing, boating, CB radios , Fixing small engines,old car restoration and repair and when younger worked in the pit crew at the racetrack , trips to Oneida bingo and casino with his wife to his home family, and spending time with his child grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
He is survived by his daughter, Tami Melchert; four grandchildren, Matthew Balph, Michael Horzen II, Michelle Dassow (Horzen), Shane Parisek; and 3 great-grandchildren, Owen Dassow, Liam Wallner, and Alyona Wallner.
Surviving one brother,Gary (Patricia) Melchert
Preceded in death by his two sister’s Florence (Ray) Paul ,Carol Metoxen and six brothers Atone Jr.(Kay), Willis,(Carol-Living) Harvey (Ruth -Living) Herman (Annette), Carl (Marie
-Living) Raymond (Adeline)Melchert
Merlin’s wishes are no service or visitation, online condolences are welcome, and this poem shared:
Don’t think of him as gone away--
His Journey has just begun,
life holds so many facets--
this earth is only one…
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows & tears
in a place of warmth
where there are no
days and years.
Think how he must
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in our hearts of those he
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.