Melvin “Mel” J. Werra, 66, 609 Sherman Ave., Whiting, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert Schaller officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home. A general rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Mr. Werra was born June 25, 1934, in Galloway, a son of the late Edward and Anna (Koziczkowski) Werra.
He entered the U.S. Army on July 24, 1953, in Milwaukee, serving with C Battery, 264th Field Artillery Battalion. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal-Germany, Good Conduct Medal and sharpshooters badge. He was honorably discharged at Fort Sheridan, Ill., on July 7, 1956.
He was married to Gael Bertolino on June 1, 1957. They later divorced.
He was married to Jacqueline “Jackie” Frasch-Jacobson on Aug. 11, 1970.
He was employed for Zag Electronics for many years. He also was in partnership owning and operating Electronic Services Co. until his retirement in 1996.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Debbie (Ken) Werra and Julie (Jim) Olsen, both of Stevens Point, and Denise (Robert) Hanson and Gerilyn (Mitch) Dumask, both of Schofield; two sons, Chris (Jayne) Jacobson and Steve (Ann) Werra, both of Plover; five brothers, Emery (Marlene), West Bend, Robert, Texas, Edward (Rose), Sussex, Ken (Debbie), Stevens Point, and Tom (Nancy), Michigan; two sisters, Carolyn (Bill) Brotkowski, Beloit, and Barbara (Gary) Limpert, Appleton; 19 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Timothy, one brother and one sister.