Theresa A. Melzer,
Melzer, age 68, of Neillsville, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the
emergency room of the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville. Theresa
Alma Doll was born on April 19, 1945, in Hartford, the daughter of
Herman and Anna (Engeliter) Doll. She attended and graduated from
Slinger High School in 1963 and later was united in marriage to Joseph
F. Melzer in St. Lawrence. After they were married they built a home
near St. Kilian. They adopted two children and Theresa stayed at home to
raise her family. After the children grew older, she took a job as a
financial analyst for Primerica Financial Services. She retired in 1997
due to her health. In 2006, they moved to Loyal while Lon Knoll was
building their new home in Neillsville. They moved into their new home
in May of 2007.
Theresa and Joe are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in
She is survived by her husband, Joe, two children, Jason (Dana) Melzer
of Allenton and Nadine (Fred) Tetzlaff of La Crosse and three
grandchildren, Emma and Jake Melzer and Fredrick Tetzlaff. Four
siblings, Armella (Wayne) Dolgner of Big Flat, Leroy (Veronica) Doll of
Hartford, MaryAnn Schaefer of Oakfield and Ginny (Stan) Griesmer of
Franklin. Theresa is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Carol Doll of
Germantown and Julia Doll of Natchitoches, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Fredrick, a
sister, Dorothy, three brothers, Herman, Eugene and Leander, a
sister-in-law, Betty Doll and two brothers-inlaw, Albert Muckerheide and
The Mass of Christian Burial for Theresa will be held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville.
The Celebrant will be the Rev. Charles Hiebl. Music will be provided by
Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary’s Choir. Interment will be in St.
Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday
at the Catholic Church.
Online Condolences may be made at
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Theresa’s family with Funeral