Melanie A. Holmes

Melanie A. Holmes, 27, went home to be with her Savior on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at her home in Eldorado after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Madison on October 21, 1987, a daughter of Dale and Paula (Rabe) Eubanks. On April 18, 2012, Melanie married Craig Holmes at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Fond du Lac. Melanie and Craig are the parents of 4 beautiful children; daughters, Charli Ann, Della Marie, Dotti Mae and son, Behr Robert. 

Melanie will be remembered for her willingness to help any and everyone. She battled cancer with a tenacity that is unmatched. In addition to raising her 4 children, she was also a beautician, a member and leader of Busy Bee’s 4-H and very involved with her children’s extracurricular activities. Melanie enjoyed snowmobiling and loved horses. 

In addition to her husband, Craig and their children, Melanie is survived by her parents, Dale and Paula of Eldorado; a sister, Laura (Lance) Christie of Radcliff, KY; brothers, Matt (Sami) Eubanks and their son, Trypp (whom Melanie had chosen the name and was born hours after her death) all of Eldorado, brother, Andy (Tiffany King) Eubanks and their son, Caden King, of Eldorado; her paternal grandmother, Betty Eubanks of Glencoe, OK; and her paternal grandfather, Bob (Ann) Eubanks of Quad Cities, IL. Melanie is further survived by her father-in-law, James Holmes of North Fond du Lac; a sister-in-law, Cassie (Jason Steinhorst) of Waupun; a brother-in-law, Cory (Theresa) Holmes and their three children, Tevin Korstad, Ian and Anabella, all of Appleton; Craig’s grandmother, Vivian Holmes of North Fond du Lac and aunts, uncles and many cousins. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dixie Love, her mother-in-law, Judy Holmes and her maternal grandparents, Eugene and Barbara Rabe.

Visitation for Melanie will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1010 Adams Ave. in North Fond du Lac. Memorial service will follow at 6:00 PM with Pastor Thomas Behnke officiating. In keeping with Melanie’s determination to beat cancer, she had requested that her body be donated to cancer research with the hope of eventually finding a cure. Her body will be donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. 

Melanie did not like receiving flowers. In keeping with her wishes, an education fund will be established for her children. 

Her family would like to thank everyone that was so supportive of Melanie, Craig and the kids throughout the past 18 months. 

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