Susan J. Melcher (nee Kiltinen)

Jan. 2, 1961 - Sept. 9, 2007

Susan J. Melcher (nee Kiltinen) of Waukesha died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, at age 46 after a lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis. Susan was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Jan. 2, 1961, the daughter of Richard and Geraldine (nee Burda) Kiltinen. Susan graduated from St. Norbertís College in 1983, having received a bachelor of arts in communications. She was active in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and an original member of the Discerners Board.

Susan will be sadly missed by her daughter, Rebekah Melcher of Pewaukee; parents, Richard and Geraldine Kiltinen of Pewaukee; brother, Paul (Sheila) of Kasson, Minn.; and nieces, Shea and Shelby. Susan is also survived by other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass on Thursday, Sept. 13, at St. Anthony on the Lake Catholic Church, W280-N2101 Prospect Ave., City of Pewaukee.

Memorials in Susanís name may be directed to the Waukesha Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund, 221 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

Susanís family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Heartland Healthcare Center for the care given to Susan.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services in Waukesha is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for the online obituary, directions or to leave condolences, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.