Melba C. Malmquist

July 1, 1918 Feb. 9, 2011

Melba C. Malmquist, 92, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

Melba was born July 1, 1918, in Arlington, Minn. She spent her early childhood and teen years in Poplar.

Melba worked for many years at Lavelle Rubber Plant in Burlington. She later moved to Waukesha, where she was first employed at Amron and then at Aqua-Chem.

Melba loved gardening, was an avid reader and enjoyed listening to music and watching "old time" movies. She loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her grandchildren include Chris (Dave) Gross, Brian (Lyn) Edwards, Eric Edwards and Shelley (Mike) Dubis. Her greatgrandchildren include Emily and Josh Gross, Dane and Travis Edwards and Sally Dubis. All together, she has a total of 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Melba is survived by her sons, James, Leslie and Keith; daughters, Barbara (Jim) Edwards and Debbie; and sons, Rudy and Dick Grube. She is also survived by her sister, Hildegard, and her brother, Orville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Dorothy, Cornelia, Phyllis and Lucille; and a brother, Leslie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date for the immediate family and relatives.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at "The Virginia," Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Dr. Touzios and AngelsGrace Hospice.