Melvin V. Tates

Melvin V. Tates passed to eternal life Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at age 82. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (nee Zielinski); dear father of Suzanne Tates-Burns-Knutson, always loved and never forgotten; brother of Carol (Warren) Schaller and the late Warren Tates; and brother-in-law of Gregory (Cheryl) and Raymond (Jill) Zielinski. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Evelyn Tates, and his brother Warren Tates.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home, 10210 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, with a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Private interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Melvin was a Korean War veteran and member of the Elm Grove American Legion Post #31.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimerís Association are appreciated.

Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 414-546-4342 or visit online at