Melvin ‘Mel’ R. Ziegelmann
July 31, 1942 — Jan. 28, 2016
Melvin “Mel” R. Ziegelmann of Waukesha died peacefully on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek at age 73. He was born in Waukesha on July 31, 1942, the son of Leo and Dorothy (nee Else) Ziegelmann.
On April 4, 1964, he married Carolyn Butterfield at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church; she preceded him in death on March 21, 2008. Mel was a carpenter and worked for Lakeview Hospital, St. Camillus and retired from Carroll College. He enjoyed NASCAR and loved riding motorcycles, especially his Harley.
He will be sadly missed by his daughter Lori (Dan) La Paz of Lake Mills; his son Brian Ziegelmann of Waukesha; and his two grandsons Benjamin and Samuel La Paz.
He is further survived by his sister Frances “Meg” Vermillion, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 31, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the 3:00 p.m. funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.
Memorials in Melvin’s name are appreciated to Rainbow Hospice Care, 147 W. Rockwell St., Jefferson, WI 53549, or online at www.rainbowhospicecare.org.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.