Carol Sachse, 63
Feb. 22, 1952 -- May 20, 2015

Carol Sachse (nee Melius), age 63, of West Bend, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. She was born on Feb. 22, 1952 in Hartford to Harry and Doris (nee Plan) Melius. She was raised in the town of Polk and graduated from Slinger High School in 1970. Carol met Jim in West Bend, and they married on Dec. 10, 1977, at Faith UCC. She was a retired physical education teacher.

Carol coached various sports, volunteered at church and was a 4-H leader. She enjoyed participating at the Washington County Fair. Above all, Carol enjoyed spending time with her loving children and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren.

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Jim; children, Christa (Todd) Wendorf and Michael (Melanie) Sachse; grandchildren, Landon and Mylie Wendorf; siblings, Marilyn Nadelhoffer, Rita Melius, Paul (Kathy) Melius, Laurie Stretz, James (Bev) Melius and Mark (Barb) Melius; siblings-in-law, Peggy (Randy) Ruchti and Steve Sachse; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Carl and Rogine Sachse; and brother-in-law, Laird (Butch) Nadelhoffer.

A funeral service will be held at Faith United Church of Christ (2895 Slinger Road, Slinger, WI) on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Sharon Stier officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, May 29, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place at Faith UCC cemetery in Slinger. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated.

A special thanks to the E.R. and ICU staff at Community Memorial in Menomonee Falls and to friends and family for all their support during this difficult time.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at