Carol A. Aspen, 88
Carol A. Aspen (nee Melius), 88, of Mount Prospect, Ill., formerly of West
Bend, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Northwest Community Hospital
in Arlington Heights, Ill.
She was born on April 17, 1922, in Boltonville to the late Milton and
Linda (nee Gerhardt) Melius. She married Herbert H. Aspen on Nov. 7, 1942,
at Immanuel United Church of Christ, West Bend. The couple lived in Mount
Prospect, Ill., for many years until their retirement. In 1991 they moved
back to West Bend. Herbert passed away Dec. 27, 2002. In 2009 Carol moved
back to Mount Prospect to live with her son and family.
While living in West Bend, Carol was an active member of Immanuel United
Church of Christ
She is survived by three children, Kris (Rita) Aspen of Manhattan, Kan.,
Kurt (Darlene) Aspen of Mount Prospect, Ill., and Kent (Jen) Aspen of
Cobden, Ill.; six grandchildren, Michelle Nauert-Merani, Kelly Aspen,
Laura Aspen, Joshua Aspen, Carolyn Grace Aspen and Adeline Aspen; a
great-grandson, Michael Nauert; a sister, Mavis Lochen of West Bend; two
brothers, Miles Melius of Slinger and Leroy "Ike" Melius of West
Bend; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister, Helen.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. at
Immanuel United Church of Christ, 501 Walnut St., West Bend. Visitation
will be at the church on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Inurnment of the cremated remains will be in Washington County Memorial
Park, West Bend.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or Immanuel
United Church of Christ would be appreciated.
Myrhum - Patten Funeral & Cremation Service, West Bend, is assisting
the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at