Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Melvin C. Reimann

This is the obituary of Melvin C. Reimann, my first cousin twice removed. He was the son of Conrad and Norma (Polsfuss) Reimann. Norma was the sister of my great grandmother, Alma (Polsfuss) Schauer. Melvin would have been a first cousin to my grandmother, and that's the "twice removed" part of the equation. He was the twin brother of Marvin Reimann, though I don't know if they were identical or fraternal twins. His parents and brother were buried at Roselawn Memorial Park in Monona, WI, but his tombstone is not in the immediate vicinity. He may not be buried at the same cemetery.Update:He was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Wisconsin, Section 8, Lot 161 according to cemetery records on find-a-grave.

This is from the February 15, 1999 edition of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Reimann, Melvin C.
MADISON - Melvin C. Reimann, age 73, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, February 13, 1999. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison and was an investment broker in Madison for many years. Presently associated with Morgan, Stanley and Dean Witter, Inc. Melvin was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church, serving on the Endowment Foundation, Television Ministry and for many years was a church usher. He is survived by his wife, Carol Jean; a son Mark; a brother-in-law, Fred (Geri) Nelson of Verona; a niece, Tiffany; and a nephew, Trent. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Norma and Conrad; and a twin brother, Marvin. Fulfilling Mel's wish private family services will be held with no visitation. Memorials may be made to Bethel Media Ministry, Bethel Endowment Foundation or the donors choice.

The above obituary is from the Wisconsin State Journal, February 15, 1999. It was probably written by a member of the Reimann family and not the newspaper itself. I'm publishing it here for educational and genealogical purposes.