Melanie Ann Waldo, 62, of Trevor, Wis., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Wis. She was born Aug. 24, 1956, in Centerville, Iowa, the daughter of the late LeVern and Amanda Roselita (nee Parks) Rice. Upon graduating from Centerville High School, she moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with her sister, quickly making many lifelong friends and starting a family with her first husband, Patrick Connors. The two married in August 1986 and, amid raising two sons, their family relocated to Pewaukee, Wis. She later met James Waldo, whom she married in June 2009 in Lake Geneva, Wis.
Melanie excelled in her career as a compensation analyst, where her passion, hard work and expertise led to multiple awards and made her a valuable colleague to those around her. Melanie's devotion as a wife, mother, sister and friend is evident in the immense joy she brought to all those around her. She was known for her smile, strength, sense of humor and fun-loving spirit. She may have been the smallest person in the room, but she had the biggest heart.
Melanie is survived by her husband, James; his daughter, Jamie; her sons, Casey and Dillon; her sister, Micky; her three nieces, Amber, Amanda and Alana; great-niece, Mila; as well as many loving in-laws, cherished cousins and lifelong friends.
Memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 18700 116th St., Bristol, WI 53104, with memorial Mass following at noon. Inurnment will be in South Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, Wis., at a later date. For additional information, call (847) 395-4000.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are greatly appreciated. Please sign the online guestbook for Melanie at www.strangfh.com.