Melbourn D. "Mel" Malzahn
Malzahn, Melbourn D. "Mel" Melbourn D. "Mel" Malzahn, age 84, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Mel was united in marriage to Marian J. Steffen on September 3, 1955 until her death in 1999. He was then re-married to Shirley A. Snider on July 1, 2000. Mel was employed as an orderly at Memorial Hospital and then worked at Terry's Restaurant for 30 years, where he was known as "Red". Mel enjoyed his employment at, and eventually retired from, the Sheboygan School system. He loved the circus and was a former member of the Circus Club as well as a member of Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park where he loved to volunteer. He had a passion for grilling and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Among his hobbies were woodworking, traveling and driving to go out to eat. Mel is survived by his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Marjorie (Todd) Gibson and Mary (Darren) Lee; grandchildren, Lisa Gibson, Maggie Gibson, Stephen Gibson, Isaac Lee and Maria Lee as well as other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Marian; parents, Harvey and Melitta Malzahn; two infant daughters and his brother, Kenneth Malzahn. There will be a visitation on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1614 S. 23rd St., Sheboygan. The funeral service will begin at church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Christian F. Gugel officiating. Interment will take place at Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials can be made to The Gathering Place or a charity of donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com The family would like to extend a special thank you for the love and support from Teresa and Kathy.
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