NORTH FOND DU LAC, Wis. — John A. Melville, 78, of North Fond du Lac died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at St. Agnes Hospital.
He was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Chippewa Falls, the son of Kenneth and Cecelia Selzener Melville. John graduated from Goodrich High School, Class of 1957 and graduated from Oshkosh Institute of Business with an accounting degree. On April 15, 1961, he married the love of his life, Phyllis J. Lemke, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and she preceded him in death July 22, 2015.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, First Infantry, and was honorably discharged. John was an accountant with several auto dealerships in the area, most notably, Deising Pontiac and Chevrolet for 30 years. He was an active member of Presentation Church since 1961 where he was secretary of the men’s club, volunteered for many church activities, and put countless hours in serving on the Building and Grounds Committee. He was also a member of the American Legion. He cherished the many relationships he made frequenting restaurants around town. John shared a love with Phyllis that was unmatched and they are now together forever.
He is survived by two daughters, Julie Melville of Minneapolis, Minn., and Jill (Kim Trameri) Melville of Madison, Wis.; his brother, Donald (Betty Tershner) Melville of Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis; and one brother.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 9, at Presentation Church in North Fond du Lac. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home and again from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Guestbook and tribute wall may be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.