Mildred V. Melger, 89
March 23, 1927 May 30, 2016

Mildred V. Melger, 89 Mrs. Mildred V. Melger of Cedarburg, previously of Sheboygan, passed away Monday evening, May 30, 2016, at Anita's Gardens in Grafton. She was 89 years old. Mildred was born March 23, 1927, in Sheboygan County, the daughter of Otto and Meta (nee Krueger) Rohde.

On Sept. 25, 1948, Mildred was united in marriage with Raymond Melger at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sheboygan Falls. The couple settled in Sheboygan and started their family. They moved to Cedarburg in 1956. Raymond preceded Mildred in death in 2013.

Mildred was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg. She enjoyed gardening and sewing.

Mildred is survived by three daughters: Nancy (David) Boivin of Jackson, Gail (Keith) Goetter of Cedarburg and Cindy (the late William) Hilgendorf of Hubertus. She is further survived by five grandchildren: Jennifer (David) Richter, Michael (Jennifer) Barth, Brian (Nicole) Goetter, Matthew Hilgendorf (Leslie) and Angela (Andrew) Steffen, 10 great-grandchildren: Taylor, Jordyn, Zakary, Kayleigh, Brady, Abby, Jacob, Natalie, Billie and AJ; sisters-in-law Zerlina Melger and Valeria Rohde; brother-in-law Ken Korb; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church North (1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg), with Father Thomas Eichenberger officiating. Interment will follow at Zur Ruhe Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church or the Ozaukee County Humane Society.

The Eernisse Funeral Home in Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

The family wishes to thank the staff of Anita's Gardens for their compassionate and loving care of Mildred and her family.