Beverly A. Meilahn
Beverly A. “Nanny” Meilahn,
83, of Fond du Lac, died on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at home surrounded by
She was born on December 4,
1935, in Fond du Lac, a daughter of DeWayn F. and Veletta Dunn Hansen. On June
30, 1957, she married Donald Urban. They
parted ways. On May 14, 1976, Bev married
Clarence “Goat” R. Meilahn at Church of Peace in Fond du Lac. He preceded her in death in April 3, 1994.
Beverly was a member of
Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church and Eagles Aerie #270. She belonged to a women’s bowling league for
many years. Bev was a great cook, and
when she cooked, it was for an army, with her favorite dish being German potato
salad. She also enjoyed volunteering and baking special occasion cakes. Bev was
always willing to help those in need.
She loved her trip with Mary and the Gang to the Casino for a getaway.
She is survived by three
daughters: Brenda (Bruce) Abrahamson of
Fond du Lac, Donna (Michael) Elgeti of Redgranite, Laurie Kraemer of Oshkosh;
four grandchildren: Chad (Michelle)
Abrahamson, Adam (Ashley Zimpher) Abrahamson, Melissa (Jason) Kraemer, and
Bobbie Jo Kraemer; ten great-grandchildren:
Aiden, Noah, Cole, Gage, Kyrie, Kayda, Lylyeann, Javin, Ethan and Zoey;
six stepchildren: Kenneth (Mary)
Meilahn, Diane Baier, Richard Meilahn, David Meilahn, Daniel Meilahn, and Tom
Meilahn; very special step-grandchildren: Tammy, Angela and Amy and step
great-grandchildren, two brothers: Wayne
(Judy) Hansen of Van Dyne and Dale (Tonja) Hansen of Fond du Lac; and two
sisters-in-law, Judi Hansen of Waupun and Elaine Hansen of Van Dyne and many
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband, Clarence; two brothers: LuVern Hansen and Jerry
“Tiny” Hansen; and a stepson, Jim Meilahn.
We would like to especially
thank Amy Schwartz, Mary Meilahn, Linda Timm, also Mary Tackett of Visiting
Angels for the loving care and compassion that they showed Bev. We would also like to thank Connie, Sue,
Tammy and Cassandra of Generation Hospice and friends and neighbors for their
kind care in her final days.
VISITATION: Friends and
family may call from 10:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Kurki-Mach
Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac.
FUNERAL: Funeral services
will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Kurki-Mach Funeral
Chapel & Crematory, with Outreach Chaplain Karen Kraus officiating.
Burial will be in Empire
Memorials may be directed to Empire
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com.