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Delores Mae Melde, 94, originally of La Crosse and most recently of Tomah, WI passed to her heavenly reward on Thursday, April 14th, 2020 in her home on Lake Tomah.
Delores was born in La Crosse on December 8, 1925 to Wallace (Butch) and Cora (Hall) McCann. She united in marriage to Norman Melde on July 2, 1949 in St. James the Less Catholic Church in La Crosse. Delores loved living with her daughter, Jean, at Jean’s lake home in Tomah from 2008 when Norman died to the time of her passing.
Delores loved being around the lake, having Sunday picnics with Norm’s large family, fishing, and going to the Casino (for entertainment purposes only). She worked at La Crosse Footwear in La Crosse until her retirement at age 62.
She is survived by her two sons – Daniel (Sherri) Melde, and Ron Melde; by her one and only daughter (and best friend) Jean Melde; grandchildren Jason (Sarah) Melde, Jeremy (Jennifer) Melde, Jonathan (Sarah) Melde, Jamie (Cassie) Melde, and Leah Melde. She also had nine great grandchildren, including Ethan, Tanner, Andrew, Aiden, Logan, Olivia, James, Elijah, and Gabriel Melde, along with numerous nieces nd nephews that she dearly loved.
Delores was preceded in death by her Mother Cora, Father Wallace, Step-Father Wallace Kaminski, son Gary, daughter-in-law Shelley, and one grandchild.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services will be held on Friday, April 17th. Rev. James Altmann will officiate with burial to be held in The Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made the Tomah Hospice Touch, the La Crosse Humane Society, or to the charity of your choice.
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