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Melvin Story

Melvin Story

Wednesday, October 3rd, 1923 - Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Melvin R. Story
Born: October 3, 1923
Died: October 15, 2019
Melvin passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 96. He is survived by his wife Marcia L. Story, sons Ralph (Janice), Jeff, David Sprenger (Gail), Robert Sprenger, Richard Sprenger, and daughter Sandra Lewis (Scott Beckwith). Grandchildren Noelle Klement (Paul), Luke Story (Leslie), Wesley Lewis (Whitney Sellnow), Ross Lewis, Jenna Konkel (Caleb) Ian Sprenger, Sara Sprenger and Rachel Story. Great Grandson Benjamin Klement.
Melvin was the head of Human Resources for Eaton Corporation in Watertown, Wisconsin for 28 years. He enjoyed music, travel, history, boating, waterskiing, opera and his family. Melvin loved the country of Latvia and it’s culture, the native country of his deceased wife Velta E. Story (Skurbe). He enjoyed writing and poetry and could recite the poem “Annabelle Lee” from memory.
Melvin was active in the community and professional organizations, including President of the Governors Advisory Council to the Division Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Directors of Watertown Memorial Hospital, President of Jefferson County Personnel Association, Advisory Board Member of Madison Area Technical College, President of the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Waukesha County and the State of Wisconsin.
He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and a member of the best marching band in the country.
Melvin was a Private First Class of the United States Marine Corps serving during World War II. A memorial gathering will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 26th from 1:30 until the time of the service at 2:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Location
    Hartson Funeral Home
    Address
    11111 West Janesville Road
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-2530
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    Hartson Funeral Home
    Address
    11111 West Janesville Road
    Hales Corners, WI 53130-2530
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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With love and fond memories of a life well lived. The Lewis Family
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My condolences to your family. In your sorrow may there be hope, in your thoughts may there be peace, in your heart may there be be healing. Psalm 147:73 assures us "He (Jehovah God) heals the broken hearted,He binds up our wounds". May you find comfort in God's Words at this difficult time.
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