Thomas "Tom" Anthony Melka, age 76 of Montello passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at ThedaCare Medical Center in Neenah. Tom was born in West Allis to Alois and Eleanor (Paczesny) Melka on February 24, 1941. He married Arlene Jozefiak in Waukegan, IL on February 7, 1977. Together they lived and worked in the Montello area. Tom loved stock car racing, even following the local racers. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Arlene, one daughter, Sherri (Wayne) Stoegbauer of Montello and six step-children: Debra (Javier) Veloz, Susan (Brenden) Donavan, Patricia Sayas, Kathy (Bradd) Kohnke, Daniel Sayas and Gina (Roberto) Lopez. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as two sisters: Janice (Larry) Hamlin and Judy (Dave) Adamec.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Daniela. Private services will take place at a later date. Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com