Karin B. Meller

    March 27, 1943 – Jan. 11, 2010

    Karin B. Meller, 66, of Whitewater, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at her residence. Karin was born March 27, 1943, in Waukesha, the daughter of Raymond and Hazel (Stair) Bethke.
    Karin graduated from Waukesha High School with the Class of 1961. On July 29, 1961, she married Benjamin J. Meller in Waukesha.
    Karin is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ben; one son, Steve (Judi) Meller of Elkhorn; three grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob and Zachary; and her mother, Hazel Bethke of Waukesha.
    Karin was preceded in death by her father.
    Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 15, at Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, 730 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, with the Rev. Gerald Petersen officiating. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Tibbets.
    Memorials may be made in Karin’s name to Lakeland Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1000, Elkhorn, WI 53121.
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