Norma E. Melo

Sept. 10, 1952 July 24, 2014

Norma E. Melo (nee Abegglen), 61, of Mukwonago, died peacefully at 8:25 p.m.

on July 24, 2014, at home after a long illness. She was born September 10, 1952, in Monroe, the daughter of Gottfried and Irma Abegglen.

She worked for 21 years at Inn the Olden Days and continued at Fork in the Road Restaurant in Mukwonago.

he became fast friends with customers for her wit and fun personality. Norma loved to hunt, fish and go out with friends and family.

She adored her grandchildren and was a big fan of watching movies, the Packers, and tailgating at Brewer games.

She is survived by her loving son, John (Angie) Valentine of Endicott, N.Y.; daughter, Kimberly (Darrin) Valentine of Surprise, Ariz.; special friends Bob and Kitty Kokott, as well as their children Joe, Rachel and Jenny of Mukwonago; and grandchildren, Addison, Tori, Matthew Valentine and Shawna Macur. She had five siblings: twin sister Lora Conrad, Linda (Jim) Nevermann, Joan (Ted) Kahley, Willis (Mary) Abegglen and Marian (Jim) Montana, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gottfried and Irma Abegglen, and sister Jean Wells.

Services will be on Thursday, July 31, at the Vernon Evangelical Luthern Church, S90- W27550 National Ave. (Highway ES), Mukwonago. Visitation starts at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at which time memorial services will be held. Post memorial luncheon will be served in fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are greatly appreciated.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 262-363-7126 or visit online at