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Melva A. Giebel

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Melva A. Giebel Obituary
Giebel, Melva A.

Melva A. Giebel, age 85, of Wisconsin Rapids, died Saturday October 21, 2017 in her home at Chula Vista Manor in Wisconsin Rapids.

There will be no service or visitation. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Reedsburg. Ritchay Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Melva was born July 20, 1932 in the Township of Winfield near Reedsburg to Robert and Ethel (Kelley) Cassity. She was a nurse's aide at Sauk County Hospital and home in Reedsburg and at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, where she later worked in the laundry.

Melva was an avid reader. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and playing cards. Most of all she loved her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.

She is survived by eight children Randy (Pam) Giebel of Albert Lea, MN, Jan (Bill) Kiggins of Junction City, Laurie Golla of Junction City, Karen Lisak of Wisconsin Rapids, Lovie (Gene) Nelson of Wisconsin Rapids, Patti (Russ) Dorshorst of Arpin, Barbie (Darrell Sr.) Parkinson of Wisconsin Rapids and Kevin (Kris) Giebel of Stratford; 29 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Melva was preceded in death by her parents, former husband Neil Giebel, three sisters and five brothers.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Oct. 24, 2017
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