Melvin E. Artz, age 89, of Manawa, went to his Heavenly Home on Friday, December 24, 2010 at St. Joseph Residence. Melvin was born on June 17, 1921, in Lebanon Township (Waupaca County) son of the late Edward and Kathryn (Martin) Artz. On December 26, 1959, he was united in marriage to Frances Amador in New London. Melvin lived and farmed in the Lebanon Township his entire life and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Frances; three sons, Tom Artz (special friend Sharon), Wrightstown; Carl (Sandra) Artz, Manawa and John Artz, Manawa; a brother, Vincent (Rose) Artz, Manawa; two sisters, Lucille Lorrig, Marion and Kathleen (Merlin) Knorr, Shiocton. Three grandchildren, Bonnie, Kristin and Jordan. Melvin is further survived by numerous other relatives and friends. His parents and a sister, Eileen preceded him in death. Funeral Mass for Melvin was held on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Lebanon with Rev. Msgr. Dennis Lally officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held at the church Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Melvin’s family would like to thank the ThedaCare at Home Hospice, (they are Angels of Mercy), also the nursing staff at St. Joseph Residence for their compassionate care, all will be remembered and close to our hearts. Also a special thank you to Dr. Houlihan, and Rev. Msgr. Dennis Lally.