Melville E. Dopke

Dec. 12, 1919 - April 12, 2007

Melville E. Dopke of Pewaukee passed away April 12, 2007, after a long illness.

He was the beloved husband of Donna (nee Weston), now reunited in heaven. He is the dear father of Laura (Walt) Nowakowski, Gene Dopke and Joan (Brad) Johnson; grandfather of Jarin, Brad, Jessica, Mathew and Sarah; great-grandfather of Joshua and Aiden and is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard; sisters, Ivy and Evie and parents Maybelle (nee Hollock) and Henry Dopke.

He was an avid flyer for more than 70 years. His greatest love other than family was to soar through the clouds on clear bright days. He was a member of the Waukesha Aviation Club and St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church.

Funeral services will take place at 7 p.m. April 17th at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, N27-W24000 Paul Court, City of Pewaukee, (3/4 of a mile south on Highway 164 off Capitol Drive). Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. Private interment at Forest Hill Cemetery, Pewaukee.

Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee, is serving the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at 691-1900.