Elvira Melius

Elvira Melius, 98, of Batavia passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at SynergyHealth St. Josephs Hospital in the town of Polk.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1907 in the town of Scott, the daughter of the late August and Anna (Klug) Staege, and on June 16, 1928, she was united in marriage to Lowell C. Melius at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Scott.

The couple farmed in the town of Scott until 1955 when they moved to Batavia.

Lowell preceded his wife in death on Oct. 25, 2000.

Elvira was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Scott.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley (Ralph) Koth of Kewaskum; four grandchildren, Perry (Joann) Koth and their children, Christopher (Carrie), Jen-nifer and Curtis (Nicole) and their children, Chloe and Samuel; Randall Koth; Rev. Jeffrey (Kris-tine) Koth and their children, Lindsay, Brian, Alexis and Anna; Scott (Christine) Koth and their children, Sarah and Brandon; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Art Staege, and a sister, Lisetta Krautkramer.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Scott.

Rev. Kurt Ziemann will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum is serving the family.

Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.