THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Marjorie A. Melchior
Issue Date: May 22, 2014
Marjorie Alice (Ollmann) Melchior passed away May 18.
Born in Bonduel on Nov. 10, 1916, to Elmer and Hulda (Mayer) Ollman, when she was six years old her father bought a tavern in Gillett and she lived at home until she was 19. She then married Michael Melchior on May 29, 1937. He joined the United States Navy and while he was away, she moved in with Kathlene Quade and worked at Quades Ben Franklin Store. A year after he returned home, the couple purchased a dry cleaning business in Gillett. On Nov. 21, 1974 he died and she continued to run the business for two more years until the business closed. She then worked at the former Baldwins Plywood until she retired when she had a tailoring service.
She excelled in crocheting fine handiwork which she shared with friends and family. An active member at St. Johns Catholic Church, she was a member of the Altar Society and of the Gillett VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by many nieces; nephews; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Melchior; other relatives and close friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Elmer and Hulda Ollmann and her brothers, Lloyd and Vernon Ollmann.
Friends and family may call on Friday, May 23 at St. Johns Catholic Church, Gillett from 10 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Fr. Dean Dombroski will officiate with internment following the mass in St. Johns Catholic Cemetery.