Francis A. ‘Cisco’ Meleski

April 2, 1935 – May 21, 2013

Francis A. “Cisco” Meleski of Waukesha entered into eternal life at home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the age of 78. He was born April 2, 1935, in Milwaukee, the son of Anthony George and Mary Margaret (Banach) Meleski.

Francis was a 1953 graduate of DonBosco High School. He was united in marriage on Nov. 15, 1958, to the former Carol A. Pemper at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in West Allis. Francis had been employed for more than 35 years as a semi truck driver with Roadway Trucking. He was a faithful member of St. William Catholic Church. His faith and God were very important to him. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Francis will be deeply missed by his children, Elaine (Steve) Whittmore of Arizona and Robin (Chris) Poquette of Waukesha; grandchildren, Jessica (Robert) Schrimpf, Bryan Whittmore, Alexis, Joe and Jack Poquette; one great-grandson, Ethan Schrimpf; brothers, Tony, Charles and Michael Meleski; sisters, Agnes (Wally) Suchalla and Theresa (Dirk) Wichgers; two brothers-in-law, Duane Mlachnik and Jan VanDulm; and three sisters-in-law, Nancy, Marlene and Judy Meleski. Francis is further survived by Jim (Alice) Pemper, Carolann Pemper and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Carol A. Meleski, on Oct. 3, 2010; two brothers, Joe and John Meleski; and three sisters, Maryann, Claire and Rose.

The visitation for Francis will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Friday, May 24,at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Kevin Barnekow will be officiating.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit http://www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.