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Mary Melbinger

Mary Melbinger Mary Melbinger


Mary K. Melbinger (nee Gummerson) joined her forever loved ones in Heaven on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Due to the pandemic, private services will be held for the family at Prasser Kleczka Funeral Home, Bay View Chapel, 3275 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207. When appropriate, there will be a memorial held in Medford later next year. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Holy Rosary Catholic School of Medford.

Loving mother of Christopher, Julie (Peter), Deborah (Joshua) and Brenda; grandmother to Ella, Claire and Andrew. Cherished daughter of Mildred and the late Jim Gummerson; sister of Judy, James and Donna. Mary was raised in Owen-Withee. She graduated from UW Eau-Claire with her Bachelors Degree in French and Social Work. During her education, she studied a semester abroad in France, furthering her passion for the French culture and language.

Upon returning from France she engaged and married Lonnie Melbinger. Mary and Lonnie started their lives and business together in Medford, where they raised their children and lived for 47 years.

Mary was passionate about giving to her community, friends, church and family. She was an integral part of starting Big Brothers Big Sisters along with managing her husband’s dental practice, educating and culturing her children, and volunteering for both United Way and the local school systems for those in need. She was constantly on the go; she loved to travel, read, do crossword puzzles, have lunch with all her dear friends and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She touched the lives of all around her and will be very dearly missed.

Prasser Kleczka Funeral Home Bay View Chapel is assisting the family.

Paid Obituary 98284