Retired farm wife and homemaker Victoria “Vicki” Melcher, 95, died Sunday at St. Luke Living Center.
Born Feb. 4, 1920, to Charles and Agnes (Konarik) Klenda, she was raised in Pilsen and on Feb. 21, 1938, married Emil Melcher, who preceded her in death in 1973. Sisters Josephine and Ruth Kroupa also preceded her in death.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Mersmann of Walnut Creek, California, and Rose Vinduska of Marion, seven grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Rosary and Mass were to have been this morning at Holy Family Parish in Marion with burial at 1:45 p.m. in Pilsen.
The family has suggested memorials to the Father Kapaun Legacy Fund.