Melba L. Zimmermann (nee Lapp)

July 13, 1928 - Oct. 21, 2011

Melba L. Zimmermann (nee Lapp), longtime Waukesha resident, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at LifeCare Hospital surrounded by her family at the age of 83. She was born July 13, 1928, in Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Effie (nee Ferree) Lapp.

Melba was the loving and devoted wife of 54 years to Lloyd "Porky," providing gentle care during his final years. Melba and Porky owned and operated Porky’s Tap in Waukesha for 20 years. She was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church. She will always be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother and will be greatly missed.

She was the loving mother to her daughter, Lori Grap of Waukesha, and her son, Steven Zimmermann of Waukesha. She was the amazing grandmother to Scot A. Grap of West Allis and Juli R. Grap of New Berlin; great-grandmother to Ashlynn Rose Lab; and devoted sister to Robert (Donna) Lapp of Florida, Myrna (John) Delsman of Arizona, Eugene (Kitty Lou) Lapp of Florida, Alfred "Jim" Lapp of Delavan and Dennis (Rita) Lapp of Phillips. She is further survived by her son-in-law, Rick Grap; her best friend, Joanne "Joanie" Oknewski of Brookfield; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd "Porky," and her parents.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Oct. 27, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute.